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Nutrition for the pediatric athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15231224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A paucity of literature exists with regard to research on nutrition for the pediatric athlete. This lack of research makes the development of specific nutritional recommendations for young athletes problematic. This issue is made difficult by the macro- and micronutrient intake required for growth and development in conjunction with that required for sports. Exogenous carbohydrate drinks could be considered for the young athlete engaged in both endurance exercise and high-intensity exercise. Monitoring of the energy intake during resistance training in the pediatric athlete needs to be considered, as there is evidence to suggest that energy deficits may occur. If decrements in exercise performance are noted, then serum ferritin and hemoglobin concentrations should be monitored, as nonanemic iron deficiency is prevalent in the pediatric athlete. The pediatric athlete exercising in the heat is susceptible to voluntary dehydration and evidence exists to suggest that a carbohydrate-electrolyte drink will abolish this phenomenon.
Viswanath B Unnithan; Styliani Goulopoulou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-02     Completed Date:  2006-04-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Exercise Science Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA. <>
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MeSH Terms
Calcium, Dietary / administration & dosage
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
Energy Intake
Growth and Development / physiology
Iron, Dietary / administration & dosage
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Nutritional Requirements
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium, Dietary; 0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Iron, Dietary; 0/Micronutrients

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