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My Dear Patients and Colleagues,

In these pages you will find some useful information and articles prepared under my own studies and experiences. As I aimed to inform my dear patients and their relatives about orthopaedic diseases and sports injuries, I also intended to inform my colleagues to refresh their knowledge while reading the articles herein. The content in these pages is a combination of my personal experiences and actual practises prepared in presence of scientific data.
I wish you all healthy days.

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Dietitian Dilara Serarslan
Dietitian Dilara Serarslan

Weight and Joint Health

Recent studies have shown that seven out of ten people in Turkey are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity have a negative impact on the course of existing diseases and may also be the main cause of the disease. Weight gain leads to metabolic diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, some types of cancer, and a particular increase in body weight is a major risk factor for joint diseases.

Bone Health In Adolescent Athletes

Bones are metabolically active tissues. Old bones are broken down and new bone tissues are formed. Adolescence is the most active period of this cycle and the peak bone mass (PBM) is reached. In this period, reaching the PBM is depend on adequate and balanced nutrition. Achieving this ideal level reduces the risk of bone fractures and protects them from diseases such as osteoporosis during the adulthood.
Physical activity is generally associated with good bone health. But in some cases and in some sports, athletes may be at risk of low bone mineral density (BMD).

The Female Athlete Triad

Scientific research suggest that physical activity prevent the development and progression of metabolic disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension. However, some health problems may occur in professional women athletes. One of these problems is The Female Athlete Triad which is also noted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Female Athlete Triad covers the relationships between low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction and low bone mineral density.