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Weight loss pressure on a 5 year old wrestler
  1. R A Sansone1,
  2. R Sawyer2
  1. 1Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, USA
  2. 2Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Sansone
 Wright State University School of Medicine, Sycamore Primary Care Center, 2115 Leiter Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342, USA;


The case is reported of a 5 year old boy who was pressured to lose weight in order to wrestle at a lower weight class. Although a minority of athletes engage in unhealthy weight management practices, this is an unusual case because of the age of the athlete and the influential role of a parent.

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