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Title Endurance Athletes and Supplementation
Description Endurance Athletes and Supplementation
Creation Date 01 July 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
The daily energy requirements of elite athletes can be 2-3 times greater than untrained people. Most athletes need 40-60 % of their intake from carbohydrate (4.5 - 6.0gms/kg ,with intense training up to 10 gms/kg.) although the Zone diet advocates 40/30/30. Various papers give reviews and practical guidelines for ways to improve nutrition. However, there appears to be concern that certain athletes may take up to 15 different types of supplement often in quantities well above the recommended daily amounts
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