Special Issue "Sport Nutrition for Athletes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: biochemistry of nutrition; nutraceuticals; dietary supplements; sport science; nutrition for health
Nutrition represents, together with training and genetic background, a key factor leading to top performance since it provides energy, influences muscle adaptation to training, and improves cognitive functions and resistance to fatigue. In addition to this well-known concept, athlete nutrition is also related to athlete health. Presently, an increasing number of elderly athletes compete with excellent results in numerous sporting events, suggesting that proper training and proper nutrition can extend the span of “sport longevity”. Athletes are now a population that includes people of different age groups, from teenagers to the elderly, different genders, without or with chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes) or disabilities (Paralympic athletes), all of them with specific nutritional needs. Additionally, different cultural and regional habits and religion-related traditions may affect athlete nutritional needs.
As such, this Special Issue seeks submissions of manuscripts, either describing original research or reviews with a focus on dietary patterns and/specific nutrient/nutraceutical and supplements for athletes.
Nutrients welcomes also the submissions of work on cell cultures and/or animal models if this work may have a direct implication to human nutrition.
Dr. Marco Malaguti
Dr. Antonello Lorenzini
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Sport nutrition
- Sport supplements
- Paralympic athletes
- Young athletes
- Elderly athletes