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Four-year study of university athletes' dietary intake.
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PMID:  6853938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Baseline dietary intake data were collected for four years on 10 men's and 6 women's university athletic teams. Caloric intake means for specific teams were higher than those stated in nutrition textbooks (5,270 kcal for football, with a 14,000 kcal per day maximum). Athletes' caloric intakes cannot be grouped, as some athletes (wrestlers and gymnasts) have low intakes (400 kcal per day). Protein intake of all athletes except wrestlers and gymnasts is high (in many cases more than twice any recommendation). The diets of teams with high caloric intakes had a high (more than 50%) fat content. The fat content of the diets of other athletes ranged from 30% to 40%. The wrestling team had more members with poor nutrient intake (less than two-thirds of recommendations) than any other team. Poor vitamin A intakes were noted for all athletic teams studied. Low potassium intakes also were common. Members of women's teams had low iron intakes even though their protein and caloric intakes were high.
S H Short; W R Short
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-15     Completed Date:  1983-07-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  632-45     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diet Surveys
Energy Intake
New York
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Nutritional Requirements*

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