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Nutritional practices of elite swimmers during an intensified training camp: with particular reference to antioxidants.
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PMID:  22976736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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AIM: Athletes should match their energy intake with expenditure in order to maintain lean body mass. It is also important to consume adequate amounts of antioxidant vitamins and minerals to maintain health.
METHODS: To assess the dietary habits of six nationally ranked Australian swimmers physical training load and dietary intake (24 h food recall) and were recorded on a daily basis during a 4 day intensive physical training period.
RESULTS: The results showed no significant difference between energy intake and expenditure (P=0.58) or the amount of carbohydrate consumed (P=0.14) compared to the Australian recommended daily intake (RDI). Athletes reported a significantly greater intake of vitamin A (P<0.01), vitamin C (P<0.01), vitamin E (P<0.01) and protein (P<0.01) than the RDI.
CONCLUSION: It was concluded that these elite swimmers have an adequate dietary intake to allow for optimal physical training and performance.
Authors:
K M Slattery; A J Coutts; L K Wallace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia - katie.m.slattery@uts.edu.au.
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