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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
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