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Dietary Intake of Athletes at the World Masters Athletics Championships as Assessed by Single 24 h Recall

Leonhardt, Taylor P. M. and Bristol, Ainsley and McLaurin, Natalie and Forbes, Scott C. and Tanaka, Hirofumi and Frings-Meuthen, Petra and Pesta, Dominik and Rittweger, Jörn and Chilibeck, Philip D. (2024) Dietary Intake of Athletes at the World Masters Athletics Championships as Assessed by Single 24 h Recall. Nutrients, 16 (4), p. 564. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/nu16040564. ISSN 2072-6643.

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Abstract

Proper dietary intake is important for masters athletes because of the physiological changes that occur with aging and the unique nutritional needs when competing at high levels. We evaluated the dietary intake of masters athletes competing at the World Masters Athletics Championships (outdoor games, Tampere, Finland, 2022, and indoor games, Torun, Poland, 2023). A total of 43 athletes (16 females and 27 males, mean age 59.2 ± 10.3 y, height 168 ± 8 cm, and body mass 62.3 ± 10.8 kg) participating in endurance (n = 21), sprint (n = 16), jumping (2), multi-component (e.g., decathlon; n = 3), and throwing (n = 1) events provided 24 h dietary recalls while participating in the games. Carbohydrate intake was below the recommended levels for endurance athletes. Protein intake was below the recommended levels for masters athletes, except for female athletes involved in power events (i.e., sprinters and jumpers). Other nutrient intakes that were below the recommended levels included vitamins D and E, calcium, potassium, vitamin A (except for female endurance athletes), folate (except for female power athletes), vitamin C for female endurance athletes, vitamin K and fiber for males, and zinc for endurance athletes. We conclude that while competing at world championships, many athletes are not consuming the recommended levels of carbohydrates, protein, and micronutrients. Athletes attending these games would benefit from increased nutritional support.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/203257/
Document Type:Article
Title:Dietary Intake of Athletes at the World Masters Athletics Championships as Assessed by Single 24 h Recall
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Leonhardt, Taylor P. M.College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, CanadaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bristol, AinsleyCollege of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, CanadaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McLaurin, NatalieDepartment of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Forbes, Scott C.Faculty of Education, Department of Physical Education Studies, Brandon University, CanadaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tanaka, HirofumiDepartment of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United StatesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Frings-Meuthen, PetraUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5291-4419UNSPECIFIED
Pesta, DominikUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5089-3586UNSPECIFIED
Rittweger, JörnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2223-8963UNSPECIFIED
Chilibeck, Philip D.Physical Activity Complex, University of Saskatchewan College of Kinesiology, Saskatoon, SK, CanadaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:19 February 2024
Journal or Publication Title:Nutrients
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:16
DOI:10.3390/nu16040564
Page Range:p. 564
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
ISSN:2072-6643
Status:Published
Keywords:track and field; aging; elderly; senior; power; endurance; nutrition
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Muscle Mechanics and Metabolism
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Muscle and Bone Metabolism
Deposited By: Kaiser-Stolz, Claudia
Deposited On:20 Mar 2024 09:30
Last Modified:20 Mar 2024 09:30

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