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Nutrient intake and blood iron status of male collegiate soccer players.
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PMID:  19786382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was: 1) to collect baseline data on nutrient intake in order to advise athletes about nutrition practices that might enhance performance, and 2) to evaluate the dietary iron intake and blood iron status of Japanese collegiate soccer players. The subjects were 31 soccer players and 15 controls. Dietary information was obtained with a food frequency questionnaire. The mean carbohydrate (6.9 BW) and protein (1.3 g/kg) intakes of the soccer players were marginal in comparisons with recommended targets. The mean intakes of calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, B1, B2, and C were lower than the respective Japanese recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) or adequate dietary intakes in the soccer players. The mean intakes of green and other vegetables, milk and dairy products, fruits, and eggs were lower than the recommended targets. Thus, we recommended athletes to increase the intake of these foodstuffs along with slight increase in carbohydrate and lean meat. The mean intake of iron was higher than the respective RDA in the soccer players. A high prevalence of hemolysis (71%) in the soccer players was found. None of the soccer players and controls had anemia. Two soccer players had iron depletion, while none was found in the controls. In those players who had iron deficiency, the training load need to be lowered and/or iron intake may be increased.
Yuka Noda; Kazuhide Iide; Reika Masuda; Reina Kishida; Atsumi Nagata; Fumiko Hirakawa; Yoshitaka Yoshimura; Hiroyuki Imamura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0964-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-29     Completed Date:  2009-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440304     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Nakamura Gakuen University, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / epidemiology
Athletes / statistics & numerical data*
Blood Cell Count
Diet Surveys
Iron / administration & dosage,  blood*
Nutrition Assessment
Nutritional Status*
Young Adult
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