Eating disorders and the relationship with the physical growth in Paranaenses rythm Gymnastic Athletes
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the competitive context of the Rhythmic Gymnastics as surrounding susceptível to the eating disorders and its relation with the physical growth. 48 athletes of Rhythmic Gymnastics had participated of the study, in the categories infantile, youth and adult, of the Paraná state, and 48 students of the elementary and high school education of Maringá. The profile of somatotipo and the Test of Eating Disorders was used (EAT-26) for the identification of the presence of eating disorders were used. For the statistics analysis it was used ANOVA, the Mann-Whitney test and the Spearman correlation. There weren’t statisticals differences between the group of athlete and students in the comparison of the occurrence of alimentary attitudes disorders, but 04 athletes with age between 10-12 years and 04 athletes of 13-14 years had presented attitudes of risk of development of eating behaviours disorders. From this, it is concluded that body weight, the routine of training and strict diet not a decisive factor for the presence of eating disorders in sports environment.