Diet and athletic performance

Claudia Kay Probart, P. J. Bird, K. A. Parker

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Inadequate diet inhibits optimal performance in otherwise well-trained athletes. Controversy exists regarding specific dietary requirements, particularly in the areas of protein and vitamin/mineral supplementation. This article reviews energy substrate utilization, provides an overview of nutrient requirements during exercise, discusses ergogenic aids, and where possible, makes specific dietary recommendations for athletes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-772
Number of pages16
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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