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SALARKIA N, KIMIAGAR M, AMINPOUR A. FOOD INTAKE, BODY COMPOSITION AND ENDURANCE CAPACIT Y OF NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM PLAYERS IN I.R. OF IRAN. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2004; 18 (1) :73-77
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From the National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute. Shaheed Beheshti University and Medical Services. Tehran. !.R. Iran. , n_salarkia@hotmail.com
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In this descriptive cross-sectional study 14 national basketball team players attending the preparatory camp for the Asian games with mean age of 25. 6 ± 3.1 yrs, height of 191 ± 6 em,w eight of87.3 ±8 .1 kg and BMI of 23.9 ±1.7 were surveyed. The subjects underwent anthropometlic, aerobic power, body fat content and V02max measurements in three stages of the training period (before training, during training and before the actual competition). In two stages (before and during training) nutritional assessment and food intake using weighing method in 7 intermittent days was made. Anthropometlic measurements showed body weight and BMI changes during the period of study to be negligible and non-significant. Subcutaneous fat was reduced significantly (p< 0.02). Also V02max increased appreciably (p<0.001) from 42. 3± 3.3 in the first stage to 44.3 ± 4.4 and 44.5 ± 2.2 mL/ Kg body weight per minute in the second and third stage respectively which demonstrates the positive role of exercise on maximum oxygen uptake or V02max. The results of quantitative food intake assessment showed the energy intake to be at 3900 kcal per day. At this stage carbohydrate,f at and protein provided 50,35 and 15% of energy respectively. In the second stage energy intake was 3600 kcal with 55, 30 and 15% of energy coming from carbohydrate,f at and protein respectively which were in the normal range in both stages . Regarding vitamins and minerals, intake of iron, calcium and ascorbic acid was above the range, while thiamin, riboflavin and niacin were within the range and vitamin A as well as B6 were below the recommended levels. Further research regarding nutrient intake monitoring, nutrition education of athletes and coaches as well as international nutrition research offering a defined menu in preparatory camps is necessary.
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