Plasma mineral levels in marathon runners during a 20-day road race

R. H. Dressendorfer, C. E. Wade, Carl L Keen, J. H. Scaff

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Abstract

Sports nutritionists generally think an athlete's increased mineral requirements can be satisfied by a greater but well-balanced caloric intake. This study supports that concept, demonstrating that 12 male runners who consumed an unrestricted, isocaloric diet maintained normal plasma mineral levels without using mineral supplements during a 500-km (312-mile) road race. None of the nine minerals tested (calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc) showed tendencies to become persistently reduced over the 20-day period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume10
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Minerals
Potassium Chloride
Nutritionists
Energy Intake
Sodium Chloride
Athletes
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Sports
Zinc
Copper
Iron
Diet
Calcium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Dressendorfer, R. H., Wade, C. E., Keen, C. L., & Scaff, J. H. (1982). Plasma mineral levels in marathon runners during a 20-day road race. Physician and Sportsmedicine, 10(6), 113-118.

Plasma mineral levels in marathon runners during a 20-day road race. / Dressendorfer, R. H.; Wade, C. E.; Keen, Carl L; Scaff, J. H.

In: Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 10, No. 6, 1982, p. 113-118.

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Dressendorfer, RH, Wade, CE, Keen, CL & Scaff, JH 1982, 'Plasma mineral levels in marathon runners during a 20-day road race', Physician and Sportsmedicine, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 113-118.
Dressendorfer RH, Wade CE, Keen CL, Scaff JH. Plasma mineral levels in marathon runners during a 20-day road race. Physician and Sportsmedicine. 1982;10(6):113-118.
Dressendorfer, R. H. ; Wade, C. E. ; Keen, Carl L ; Scaff, J. H. / Plasma mineral levels in marathon runners during a 20-day road race. In: Physician and Sportsmedicine. 1982 ; Vol. 10, No. 6. pp. 113-118.
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