Category Archives: Swimming Performance

Competitive Swimming and Nutrition

It is well understood that the adoption of healthy eating by adolescent athletes is imperative for normal growth as well as enhancing sports performance. Unfortunately, very little data is available on the nutritional adequacy of adolescent athletes, including those that engage in competitive swimming. For this reason, researchers from the University of Memphis undertook a...
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Zinc Deficiency in Competitive Swimmers

The possible causes of zinc deficiency in athletes are inadequate intakes, excessive losses by sweat and urine, and redistribution of plasma zinc to specific tissues to counteract the oxidative stress and the maintenance of the immune response. Intense physical exercise increases oxygen consumption and induces excessive formation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS)....
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