NCAA III FEMALE SWIMMERS ARE DEFICIENT IN DIETARY PRACTICES
Holmes, K., Quale, L., Brand, L., Sparby, W., & Blegen, M. (2009). Pre-season nutritional status of NCAA Division III female swimmers. ACSM 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. Presentation number 2405.
This study was designed to determine if NCAA Division III female swimmers (N = 15) were adequately meeting the Daily Recommended Intakes (DRI) Guidelines. Ss completed three-day diet records. The records were analyzed for kcal, macronutrient, and micronutrient consumption.
Total energy intake represented 92% of the daily recommended intake. Carbohydrate consumption represented 110% of the intake. The consumption of protein was 144% of the daily recommended intake while fat consumption was 135% of the intake. Vitamin D consumption represented 91% and Vitamin E 41% of the intake.
Implication. NCAA Division III female swimmers are deficient in specific micronutrients while consuming too much fat and protein.
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