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Mineral and vitamin intake in field athletes (discus-, hammer-, javelin-throwers and shotputters).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1889944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty field athletes (discus-, hammer-, javelin-throwers and shotputters) were studied. Dietary intake was determined by using the seven-day estimated dietary record. Analysis of the dietary intake indicated that on average, the males (n = 20) consumed adequate amounts of micro-nutrients. The mean intake for the females (n = 10) were adequate for phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin C. Some of the females did not consume adequate amounts of calcium, iron, and magnesium. These dietary deficiencies can be corrected through proper food choices and by consuming a great variety of food. Athletes (especially the females) should be educated on their nutritional needs, good dietary practices, and planning adequate diets for training and performance.
M Faber; A J Benadé
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-15     Completed Date:  1991-10-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Research Institute for Nutritional Diseases, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg.
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MeSH Terms
Diet Records
Minerals / administration & dosage*
Physical Education and Training
Vitamins / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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