Calcium and iron intake between college aged female dancers and non-dancers

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dc.contributor.advisor Kandiah, Jayanthi en_US Ljuboja, Joka en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:51Z 2011-06-03T19:36:51Z 1994 en_US 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1994 .L58 en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to investigate if there was a difference in the dietary intake of calcium and iron between female college aged dancers and non-dancers. Three day food records of 18 dancers and 21 non-dancers were analyzed for calcium and iron using Nutritionist IV computer software. Though not statistically significant dancers had a higher intake of calcium than non-dancers (864.7 mg/d vs. 796.2 mg/d) The main sources of calcium for both groups was milk followed by cheese. Mean daily intake of iron for dancers and non-dancers was 16.9 mg/d and 16.5 mg/d respectively. Grains were the main source of iron for both groups. A participants survey was used to collect descriptive data such as height, weight, smoking status, hours spent exercising , use of multivitamin supplements and nutrition course attended. Five dancers and four non-dancers took multivitamin plus mineral supplements. Reasons for use of supplements were: perceived notion that supplements provided energy and participants thought their diet was inadequate. The dietary habits of 38 % of the non-dancers who had previously had a nutrition course was not positively influenced by nutrition education.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Home Economics
dc.format.extent v, 30 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women dancers -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Calcium in human nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Iron in the body. en_US
dc.title Calcium and iron intake between college aged female dancers and non-dancers en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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