American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release May 23, 2007

OVERLAND PARK , KANSAS : The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recently awarded James L. Glazer MD, the annual Best Research Presentation Award for excellence in sports medicine research. Dr. Glazer’s study, Participation in Physique-Salient Sports is Associated with Aberrant Eating Attitudes and Social Physique Anxiety in Adolescents, examined eating attitudes and social physique anxiety in 961 adolescents. The adolescents were 12-16 years old and were grouped into 3 categories: 1) participation in non-physique- salient sports (ie basketball, soccer, etc.); 2) participation in physique-salient sports (ie gymnastics, diving, etc.); and 3) no sports participation. Two validated surveys, Children’s Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT) and Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS), were administered. Dr. Glazer found that adolescents participating in physique-salient sports demonstrated significantly higher social physique anxiety (p=0.018) and aberrant eating attitudes (p=0.014) than peers that participated in non-physique-salient sports.

Dr. Glazer is an attending physician at the Maine Medical Center located in Falmouth, Maine.

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was organized in 1991 by physicians who recognized the need for an organization within the field of sports medicine that approached athletes, exercising individuals and teams comprehensively with consultative and continuous care of their orthopedic, medical, nutritional and psychosocial issues. Although sports medicine concepts are often thought of in conjunction with professional and elite athletes, these concepts apply to athletes of all levels including grade school, high school, college and recreational athletes. AMSSM is comprised of over 1000 Sports Medicine Physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.

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