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Nutritional Considerations for the Female Athlete

Nutritional Considerations for the Female Athlete

Optimal nutrition is an important aspect of any athlete’s preparation to achieve optimal health and performance. Published literature often focuses on male athletes, leaving out specific advice for females. Women differ from men not only in size, but in body composition and hormonal balance. They also differ from one another – highlighting the individuality of any nutritional approaches.

Should we supplement with vitamin D?

Should we supplement with vitamin D?

It is long recognised that vitamin D is necessary for both bone and skeletal health. Research in the last 10 years suggests that vitamin D is also necessary for muscle growth, immune function and athletic performance.

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