Nutrition and athletic performance.

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Abstract

Energy, CHO and possibly protein needs are higher for athletes than for typical persons. CHO supplementation during and after exercise is important for endurance athletes. A balanced diet, adequate in calories, can meet the vitamin and mineral needs of virtually all athletes. Athletes must be aware of maintaining an optimum hydration status. Intensive nutrition education efforts are needed to combat to combat quackery and fads that are targeted to athletes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-368
Number of pages3
JournalBoletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico
Volume82
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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