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Clin Sports Med. 2011 Jul;30(3):661-70. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2011.03.011.

Eating for performance: bringing science to the training table.

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  • 1boncilj@upmc.eduSports Medicine Nutrition, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA.

Abstract

Despite many advances in nutritional knowledge and dietary practices, sports nutrition-associated issues, such as fatigue, loss of strength and stamina, loss of speed, and problems with weight management and inadequate energy intake, are common. Sound nutritional practices and well-designed patterns of eating are not awarded the same priority as training and many athletes fail to recognize that poor eating habits or suboptimal hydration choices may detract from athletic performance. Those who care for athletes and active individuals must take an active role in their nutritional well-being. This article reviews the present generally accepted principles for nutritional management in sport.

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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