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Assessment of nutrient and water intake among adolescents from sports federations in the Federal District, Brazil

  • Eliene F. de Sousa (a1), Teresa H. M. Da Costa (a2), Julia A. D. Nogueira (a3) and Lúcio J. Vivaldi (a4)

Abstract

Adolescents aged 11–14 years (n 326), belonging to organized sports federations in the Federal District, Brazil were interviewed. Subjects (n 107) provided four non-consecutive days of food consumption and 219 subjects provided two non-consecutive days of intake. The objective was to assess their nutrient and water intake according to dietary reference intake values and their energy and macronutrient intake by sex and sports groups they were engaged in: endurance, strength-skill or mixed, according to the guidelines established by the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM). Dietary data were corrected for intra-individual variation. Total energy expenditure was higher among endurance athletes (P < 0·001) following their higher training time (P < 0·001) when compared to adolescents engaged in strength-skill or mixed sports. Total energy intake was only significantly higher among endurance-engaged females (P = 0·05). Protein intake of males was above the guidelines established by the ACSM for all sports groups. All male sport groups fulfilled the intake levels of carbohydrate per kg body weight but only females engaged in endurance sports fulfilled carbohydrate guidelines. Intakes of micronutrients with low prevalence of adequate intake were: vitamins B1, E and folate, magnesium and phosphorus. Few adolescents ( < 5 %) presented adequate intake for calcium, fibre, drinking water and beverages. For micronutrients, prevalence of adequacies were lower for females than males, except for liquids and water. Nutrition guidance is needed to help adolescents fulfil specific guidelines of macronutrient intake for their sports and to improve their intake of micronutrients and water. Special attention should be given to female adolescent athletes.

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*Corresponding author: Professor Teresa H. M. Da Costa, C.P. 04511, CEP 70904-970, Brasília, DF, Brazil, fax +55 61 3273 0105, email hdacosta@unb.br

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Assessment of nutrient and water intake among adolescents from sports federations in the Federal District, Brazil

  • Eliene F. de Sousa (a1), Teresa H. M. Da Costa (a2), Julia A. D. Nogueira (a3) and Lúcio J. Vivaldi (a4)

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