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Special Issue "Vitamin D and Sport Performance"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Institute of Primary Care, University of Zurich, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. 0041 71 534 01 31; Fax: + 41 (0) 71 226 82 72
Interests: endurance; ultra-endurance; swimming; cycling; running; master athlete; sport nutrition
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Special Issue in Sports: Vitamin D and Athletic Performance
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Vitamin D seems to be very important for general health but also for athletic performance.
Insufficiency in Vitamin D is a serious problem in general internal medicine. Different disorders have been reported to be associated with Vitamin D deficiency. Certain populations such as infants, children, premenopausal women, diverse racial or ethnic groups, and elderly people are at an increased risk for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures, among other problems.
In athletes, certain populations such as women might be at a higher risk for Vitamin D deficiency. Little is known about whether supplementation in Vitamin D in athletes with deficiency in Vitamin D improves performance.
One of the purposes of this Special Issue "Vitamin D and Sport Performance" is to gain more information about the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in different sport disciplines (e.g., indoor sports) and populations (e.g., master athletes). Another purpose is to see whether the supplementation of Vitamin D in certain populations of athletes with a deficiency can improve athletic performance in different sports disciplines.Prof. Dr. Beat Knechtle
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