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NUTRITION IN SPORT

NUTRITION IN SPORT NUTRITION IN SPORT The importance of good sports better balanced than those of the shoul d in theory provide vitamin nutritio n is not yet fully an d mineral requirements, as Miss rest of the population and, although appreciate d and its potential effects Walker stressed, supplementation the skiers consumed twice as many o n athletic performance frequently ma y sometimes be needed. In fact, calories, vitamin and mineral intake misunderstood . This topical subject 70 % of coaches recommend wa s often insufficient, for example, wa s examined in depth at a 50 % were deficient in iron and 22% vitamin s for their athletes and 84% symposium , Nutrition in Sport, of Olympic participants take them. in calcium. held in London and sponsored by The survey demonstrated that A comprehensive nutrition the Central Council of Physical athletes are in many cases education programme, aimed at the Recreation and Shaklee (UK) nutritionally deficient; they need to low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, Limited. The book of the adop t sound dietary habits that fit wa s developed for the skiers, and a proceeding s is no w available.* in with their active lifestyles. numbe r of nutritional products, includin g a multivitamin- Speakers reviewed the current Some of the reasons for nutritiona l problems among athletes multiminera l supplement, a drink status of scientific knowledge of mix and an energy bar, made were highlighted by Dr Steve sports nutrition: energy available as dietary support. In metabolism , fluid and electrolyte Wootton of Southampton addition , all skiers were encouraged balance and performance related to University in a presentation to supplement their diets with iron vitamins , iron and anaemia. There describin g a National Coaching Foundatio n study of the nutritional an d the wome n to increase their wer e reports of recent studies of the calcium intake, which ensured that beliefs and eating habits of British actual nutritional status of athletes, all recommende d vitamin and the level of knowledge of sports athletes and coaches. Preliminary mineral levels were met. The nutrition , and successful nutrition results have indicated that the nutritional programme was further programme s undertaken with the general level of nutritional knowledg e is relatively poor and, refined for the 1984 Winter UK Ski Team and the Mount Olympics in Yugoslavia, which interestingly, that coaches are no Everest expedition. prove d to be the most successful better informed than athletes. Moya Walker told the ever for the team, and will continue symposiu m how a team at Specific areas of u p to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Loughboroug h University has misunderstandin g have been Canada . begu n an ongoing dietary survey to identified by the study: these tend assess possible nutrient deficiences to reflect traditionally held views, Dr Scala also described a regimen in athletes, as only limited for example, that extra protein is developed for the Mount Everest information was previously neede d to increase muscle. The expedition . The supply of energy available on athletes' eating habits. coach is ideally placed to help the bars , meal replacement soup and Surprisingly, although the group athlete achieve optimum nutrition, vitami n and mineral supplements studie d were active marathon and concluded Dr Wootton, but a enable d the climbers to avoid the recreational runners, they were not concerted effort will be needed to severe weight loss and decline in achievin g the recommended daily provid e educational support. nutritiona l status usually associated energ y intake, and what they did wit h such gruelling projects. Two dramatic examples of the eat was in some cases unbalanced. fruitful partnership that is possible Th e role of nutrition in sport is They were consuming more betwee n coach and nutritionist receiving increasing attention but is protei n than necessary, female were provided by Dr James Scala of still underestimated. As this symposiu m demonstrated it is an recreational runners took more than Shaklee Corporation who described importan t factor in performance, 35 % of their energy intake as fat, projects in applied nutrition undertake n with the US Ski Team an d can make a significant whil e both male and female recreational runners failed to an d the Mount Everest expedition. contributio n to the potential of an achieve the desirable 50% athlete. In 1981, in order to help the ski carbohydrat e contribution. team to identify dietary Importantly, some of the female deficiencies, develop a nutritional athletes showed vitamin and educatio n programme and, if * Nutrition in Sport, published by mineral deficiencies, for example, in necessary, arrange supplementation, Shaklee (UK) Ltd, is available from the iron, thiamin, riboflavin and Dr Scala became their official Central Council of Physical Recreation, ascorbic acid. nutritio n consultant. Analysis of the Francis House, Francis Street, London skiers ' diets showed them to be no Althoug h an adequate varied diet SW1, price £5.25 including p and p. 6 Nutrition and Food Science http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

NUTRITION IN SPORT

Nutrition & Food Science , Volume 86 (6): 1 – Jun 1, 1986

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0034-6659
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NUTRITION IN SPORT The importance of good sports better balanced than those of the shoul d in theory provide vitamin nutritio n is not yet fully an d mineral requirements, as Miss rest of the population and, although appreciate d and its potential effects Walker stressed, supplementation the skiers consumed twice as many o n athletic performance frequently ma y sometimes be needed. In fact, calories, vitamin and mineral intake misunderstood . This topical subject 70 % of coaches recommend wa s often insufficient, for example, wa s examined in depth at a 50 % were deficient in iron and 22% vitamin s for their athletes and 84% symposium , Nutrition in Sport, of Olympic participants take them. in calcium. held in London and sponsored by The survey demonstrated that A comprehensive nutrition the Central Council of Physical athletes are in many cases education programme, aimed at the Recreation and Shaklee (UK) nutritionally deficient; they need to low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, Limited. The book of the adop t sound dietary habits that fit wa s developed for the skiers, and a proceeding s is no w available.* in with their active lifestyles. numbe r of nutritional products, includin g a multivitamin- Speakers reviewed the current Some of the reasons for nutritiona l problems among athletes multiminera l supplement, a drink status of scientific knowledge of mix and an energy bar, made were highlighted by Dr Steve sports nutrition: energy available as dietary support. In metabolism , fluid and electrolyte Wootton of Southampton addition , all skiers were encouraged balance and performance related to University in a presentation to supplement their diets with iron vitamins , iron and anaemia. There describin g a National Coaching Foundatio n study of the nutritional an d the wome n to increase their wer e reports of recent studies of the calcium intake, which ensured that beliefs and eating habits of British actual nutritional status of athletes, all recommende d vitamin and the level of knowledge of sports athletes and coaches. Preliminary mineral levels were met. The nutrition , and successful nutrition results have indicated that the nutritional programme was further programme s undertaken with the general level of nutritional knowledg e is relatively poor and, refined for the 1984 Winter UK Ski Team and the Mount Olympics in Yugoslavia, which interestingly, that coaches are no Everest expedition. prove d to be the most successful better informed than athletes. Moya Walker told the ever for the team, and will continue symposiu m how a team at Specific areas of u p to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Loughboroug h University has misunderstandin g have been Canada . begu n an ongoing dietary survey to identified by the study: these tend assess possible nutrient deficiences to reflect traditionally held views, Dr Scala also described a regimen in athletes, as only limited for example, that extra protein is developed for the Mount Everest information was previously neede d to increase muscle. The expedition . The supply of energy available on athletes' eating habits. coach is ideally placed to help the bars , meal replacement soup and Surprisingly, although the group athlete achieve optimum nutrition, vitami n and mineral supplements studie d were active marathon and concluded Dr Wootton, but a enable d the climbers to avoid the recreational runners, they were not concerted effort will be needed to severe weight loss and decline in achievin g the recommended daily provid e educational support. nutritiona l status usually associated energ y intake, and what they did wit h such gruelling projects. Two dramatic examples of the eat was in some cases unbalanced. fruitful partnership that is possible Th e role of nutrition in sport is They were consuming more betwee n coach and nutritionist receiving increasing attention but is protei n than necessary, female were provided by Dr James Scala of still underestimated. As this symposiu m demonstrated it is an recreational runners took more than Shaklee Corporation who described importan t factor in performance, 35 % of their energy intake as fat, projects in applied nutrition undertake n with the US Ski Team an d can make a significant whil e both male and female recreational runners failed to an d the Mount Everest expedition. contributio n to the potential of an achieve the desirable 50% athlete. In 1981, in order to help the ski carbohydrat e contribution. team to identify dietary Importantly, some of the female deficiencies, develop a nutritional athletes showed vitamin and educatio n programme and, if * Nutrition in Sport, published by mineral deficiencies, for example, in necessary, arrange supplementation, Shaklee (UK) Ltd, is available from the iron, thiamin, riboflavin and Dr Scala became their official Central Council of Physical Recreation, ascorbic acid. nutritio n consultant. Analysis of the Francis House, Francis Street, London skiers ' diets showed them to be no Althoug h an adequate varied diet SW1, price £5.25 including p and p. 6 Nutrition and Food Science

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