The purpose of this study was to investigate calcium intake and eating disorder risk in male and female high school athletes. Specifically, intake of calcium containing foods and supplements was assessed. Eating disorder risk was measured through the use of the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26). Calcium intake and eating disorder risk was compared between high school athletes in sports emphasizing a lean physique or weight-class and athletes in sports without this emphasis. These variables were also investigated relative to number of years the athlete has been competing. Thirty seven participants were in lean or weight-class sports and 31 participants were in non-lean sports. Results showed that non-lean sport athletes had a significantly greater amount of calcium intake than the lean and weight-class athletes. There was no significant difference in EAT-26 scores between groups. No significant relationship was found between EAT-26 scores or calcium intake and number of years competing.
|Commitee:||Lee, Jacqueline, Rozenek, Ralph|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be