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Jockeys risk of eating disorders

11th March 2008

A study by Brunel University has shown that horse-racing jockeys are prone to using "extreme methods" in order to keep their weight low.

The research examined the psychological state of 41 professional jockeys, ranging in age from 19 and 54. The study revealed they felt more "depressed" and worried about food when attempting to reach the minimum weight required for a race.

 

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