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Topical Collection "Plant-Based Diets in Sports Nutrition and Performance"

A topical collection in Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This collection belongs to the section "Sports Nutrition".

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Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: iodine; vitamin D; macronutrients in athletic populations; energy expenditure; disease prevention (exercise and plant-based diets); nutrition assessment

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Department of Kinesiology, College of Health Sciences, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Interests: plant-based diets; environmental nutrition; vegetarian diets and exercise performance

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Dear Colleagues,

Plant-based diets provide well-established physical and environmental health benefits including aiding in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. In addition to health benefits, a plant-based diet may provide performance-enhancing effects for various types of exercise due to high carbohydrate levels and the high concentration of antioxidants and phytochemicals typically found in a plant-based diet.

The aim of this Collection “Plant-Based Diets in Sports Nutrition and Performance” is to summarize the current state of the research concerning the implications of a plant-based diet for health and exercise performance. This includes research addressing protein and micronutrient adequacy, dietary fat and nutrition education of plant-based athletes. Contributions may include original articles and reviews on plant-based dietary patterns and their hypothesised ability to modulate sport and exercise performance, and sport supplements that could interest plant-based athletes.

Prof. Dr. D. Enette Larson-Meyer
Dr. Heidi Lynch
Collection Editors

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  • plant-based diets
  • sports nutrition
  • exercise
  • protein
  • athletic performance
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • health
  • micronutrients
  • phytochemicals

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