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Taking One for the Team - Coaches, Athletes, and Dietary Supplements

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: With an increased emphasis on nutrition as a factor in disease prevention and health promotion, dietary supplement use among the United States population is growing (ADA, 1994, 1998.) Medical evidence suggests only certain subgroups of people need dietary supplements, for example, increased iron needed for pregnant women, special formulas for infants and small children, folate for women of child bearing years, and calcium for adolescent girls and young women. Yet, many people self-prescribe dietary supplements for various reasons including concern about the adequacy of their diet, a desire to be healthier, or to treat or prevent an illness (ADA, 1994).

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Publication
Perko, M (2002). Taking One for the Team: Coaches, Athletes, and Dietary Supplements. SportaPolis, # 9 (April)
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
Dietary supplements, Athletes, Coaches, Education, Nutrition