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Calcium intake and eating attitudes in male and female high school athletes
by Brown, Amanda R., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 37; 1523081
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
Commitee: Lee, Jacqueline, Rozenek, Ralph
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nutritional Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition
Publication Number: 1523081
ISBN: 978-1-303-20285-8
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