Seasonal differences in nutrient intake, supplement use, and eating behaviors of high school wrestlers

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dc.contributor.advisor Beals, Katherine A. en_US Soracco, Kelly L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:39Z 2011-06-03T19:38:39Z 1999 en_US 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1999 .S67 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine weight loss methods and to determine if seasonal differences existed in energy and nutrient intakes, supplement use and eating behaviors of high school wrestlers. Weight loss history, food and activity records, supplement use and knowledge and bulimic behavior data were collected from twenty wrestlers during the 1998-99 wrestling season and from eleven wrestlers 3 months post wrestling season.This study found that wrestlers practiced extreme weight control behaviors including fasting, food and fluid restriction resulting in inadequate nutrient intakes. No significant seasonal differences were found in energy balance, nutrient intake or supplement use for this study group. There was a significant difference in bulimic behavior post season as compared to peak season, though no wrestler approached the cutoff score for clinical diagnosis of bulimia nervosa.Given the negative effects of extreme weight loss practices and inadequate nutrient intake on performance, nutrition education remains crucial for high school wrestlers. Further research using instruments to measure restrictive behaviors (as was practiced by subjects in this study) would be beneficial. Additionally future studies are needed to continually assess this population of athletes to gauge if changes in extreme behaviors are occurring.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent ix, 75 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wrestlers -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Weight loss. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diet. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dietary supplements. en_US
dc.title Seasonal differences in nutrient intake, supplement use, and eating behaviors of high school wrestlers en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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