Log In
Monday 29th May 2017

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.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Jockeys risk of eating disorders
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5943
Date Added: 11th Mar 2008


The Independent

Recent Related Articles

Chocolate may lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Brexit fears prompting EU nurses to desert the UK

Risk assessment tool to diagnose bowel cancer


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2017