Special Issue "Macronutrient Requirements in Sport and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan in Women"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition in Women".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. William M. Adams
Guest Editor
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Interests: fluid regulation; hydration physiology; hydration issues in sports and physical activity; thermal physiology; exertional heat illness
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Proper nutrition is an important factor associated with health and performance outcomes in sport and physical activity. While investigations surrounding nutrition in the realm of sport and physical activity have been extensively studied, much of this literature has focused primarily on the study of men with the respective findings being extrapolated to women. Associations between macronutrient intake and health and performance outcomes in the realm of sport and physical activity in women remain severely understudied within the literature. Given the physical and physiological differences between men and women, nutrition-related recommendations gleaned from the existing literature insufficiently address the needs of women across the lifespan.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect original research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and narrative reviews on macronutrient intake (including water intake) requirements to optimize health and performance in sport and physical activity in women across their lifespan. This topic welcomes investigations examining sex differences in relation to macronutrient intake on health and performance outcomes, macronutrient considerations for sport and physical activity in women that are pre-menarchal, pre-menopausal, and post-menopausal, as well as macronutrient considerations across the menstrual cycle. Macronutrient intake requirements in sport and physical activity during pregnancy are also encouraged. Lastly, papers also including the impact of environmental stressors (e.g., heat, altitude, jet lag) on macronutrient intake requirements in women across the menstrual cycle are also welcomed.

Dr. William M. Adams
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nutrition
  • Women’s health
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre-menopause
  • Menarche
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Menopause
  • Macronutrients
  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Water

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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