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Impact of a Professional Nutrition Program on a Female Cross Country Collegiate Athlete: A Case Report

Departments of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA
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Received: 12 July 2018 / Revised: 15 August 2018 / Accepted: 17 August 2018 / Published: 19 August 2018
Low caloric intake or excessive energy expenditure can lead to a negative energy balance, which, in female athletes, may result in a condition called the female athlete triad. While several guidelines identified proper nutrition as a first line of treatment, little research has been reported to show the effect of a professional nutrition program (PNP) on the female athlete triad. The purpose of this case report was to measure the short- and long-term effects of a PNP on a female athlete presenting triad characteristics. A 20-year-old female track-and-field athlete at a Division I university who was in negative energy balance and amenorrheic underwent a one-month PNP. Short- and long-term effects measured by a dual X-ray absorptiometry scan prior to and after attending a PNP showed increased total energy intake from 2188 kcals to 3187 kcals, which resulted in an increase in body fat percent (BF%) from 4.7% to 6.7%. However, by the end of four months, energy intake and BF% (5.7% and 6.0%) values were reduced, respectively. After the twelve-month follow-up, BF% was increased (10.5%), suggesting that increasing energy intake to meet energy demands, without compromising athletic training, can be an effective treatment for the female athlete triad. View Full-Text
Keywords: female athlete triad; energy balance; nutrition; track and field athlete female athlete triad; energy balance; nutrition; track and field athlete
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Syed-Abdul, M.M.; Soni, D.S.; Wagganer, J.D. Impact of a Professional Nutrition Program on a Female Cross Country Collegiate Athlete: A Case Report. Sports 2018, 6, 82. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sports6030082

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Syed-Abdul MM, Soni DS, Wagganer JD. Impact of a Professional Nutrition Program on a Female Cross Country Collegiate Athlete: A Case Report. Sports. 2018; 6(3):82. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sports6030082

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Syed-Abdul, Majid M., Dhwani S. Soni, and Jason D. Wagganer 2018. "Impact of a Professional Nutrition Program on a Female Cross Country Collegiate Athlete: A Case Report" Sports 6, no. 3: 82. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sports6030082

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