Andrew Stelzer: Radio & Print Journalist
Athletes chase competitive advantage by cutting weight

In certain sports, rapid weight loss is extremely common and extremely dangerous.

Boxers, wrestlers, muay thai and mixed martial arts fighters do it, and so do weightlifters. They lose as much weight as they can and then quickly gain it all back at the last minute, supposedly to get a competitive advantage.

This story aired on the Pulse in April 2017.