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Can nutritional intervention by sport nutritionist modify the eating habits of one professional basketball player?
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  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Humanities
Introduction: Scientific evidence shows that professional basketball players perform inadequate nutritional intake compared to recommendations and researchers claim that nutritional intervention could improve this food pattern. Objectives: Carry out a long term nutritional intervention in order to improve body composition (BC), dietary intake (DI) and nutritional knowledge (NK) of one professional basketball player. Methods: A single-case design study was carried out with one professional basketball player (point guard) of the Spanish ACB League, healthy, Spanish, 25 years, 87.6 Kg body weight (BW) and 1.87 m height. Declaration of Helsinki was met and informed consent was signed. Nutritional intervention (3 months) was employed. Pre and post intervention: sports NK survey was applied (statistical analysis: Wilconson test), 7-day food record was used to assess DI and anthropometric measures (ISAK) were taken. Results: BC: the athlete lost BW (87.6 vs. 86.8 kg) and BF (S8 skinfolds = 69.3 vs. 64 mm; % BF = 11.2 vs. 10.8% (Yuhasz 1963)) after intervention. DI: Pre intervention: total daily energy intake (TDEI) was below total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) (3520 vs. 4250 Kcal/day), carbohydrates (CHO) intake was low (5 vs.7?12 g/Kg W) and total protein (P) intake was satisfactory (1.4 vs. 1.2?1.7 g/kg W/day) compared to recommendation and total fat (TF) and saturated fat intake (SFA) were above the maximum limit (36 vs. 20?35% and 13 vs. ,10% of TDEI respectively). Post intervention: TDEI (3870 kcal) met the proposed value, CHO intake (7 g/kg W/day) reached the minimum requirement, P intake was higher (1.8 g/kg W/day) and both TF and SFA intake decreased to 21 and 6% of TDEI respectively, all according to fat loss planification. NK: There was a statistically significant difference in correct answers pre and post intervention: 53% vs. 70% (p # 0.05). Discussion: This player ?s DI was inadequate according to Schro¿ der et al. and nutritional intervention improved his BC, NK and DI like was shown in previous nutritional interventions with athletes of team sports. In future research, it will be necessary to prolong the intervention and analyze the relationship between the changes of nutritional practices and BC with sports performance.
Journal of Strength And Conditioning Research
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Datos JCR del año 2013
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  • Autor: Noelia Bonfanti (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Sosa (Real Madrid)
  • Autor: Alberto Lorenzo Calvo (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Gomez Ruano (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. Psicosocial y Técnicas Aplicadas a la Actividad Física y el Deporte
  • Departamento: Deportes
  • Departamento: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
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