2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Nutritional status of athletes: A review
Author(s): Hima Bindu Malla, Dr. Meenu Dhingra and Dr. Priti Rishi Lal
Sports Nutrition in India gained momentum after the conduct of 2010 Common Wealth Games. However, studies on Nutritional intake of elite Indian athletes are limited and there is a critical need for enhanced research in this area. This review paper, therefore, summarizes the dietary profile of athletes of all age groups with a specific focus on Indian athletes. The paper highlights the reported calorie consumption pattern, dietary practices, supplement consumption, deficiencies, diseases like metabolic abnormalities, eating disorders, hypertension, FAT/RED-S and discusses relevant status amongst Indian athletes. The paper attempts to form a basis for further research in various areas of Sports Nutrition in India.
Pages: 895-904 | 601 Views 34 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Hima Bindu Malla, Dr. Meenu Dhingra, Dr. Priti Rishi Lal. Nutritional status of athletes: A review. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):895-904.