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Weight management in amateur wrestling.
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PMID:  23015876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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CONTEXT: Unhealthy weight loss practices continue to plague amateur wrestling. The National Collegiate Athletic Association weight loss guidelines are beneficial but have not solved the problem.
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: All relevant databases through 2008 were searched using PubMed. The references of relevant articles were then searched for additional publications.
STUDY TYPE: Clinical review.
RESULTS: New rules approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association have been implemented in an attempt to prevent drastic weight loss practices in wrestlers. Although some are effective, such as establishing a minimum wrestling weight and decreasing the period between weigh-ins and actual wrestling, unsafe weight loss practices still occur.
CONCLUSION: The attempts made by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to prevent drastic weight loss in wrestling have been effective to some degree. The mind-set of athletes, coaches, and clinicians needs to change if further improvements are to be made.
Authors:
Aimee E Gibbs; Joel Pickerman; Jon K Sekiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports health     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1941-7381     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Health     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  2012-09-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101518422     Medline TA:  Sports Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-30     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Virginia Department of Health, Newport News, Virginia.
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