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Iron and the female athlete: a review of dietary treatment methods for improving iron status and exercise performance

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, October 2015
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Title
Iron and the female athlete: a review of dietary treatment methods for improving iron status and exercise performance
Published in
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12970-015-0099-2
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Authors

Ieva Alaunyte, Valentina Stojceska, Andrew Plunkett

Abstract

Iron is a functional component of oxygen transport and energy production in humans and therefore is a critically important micronutrient for sport and exercise performance. Athletes, particularly female athletes participating in endurance sport, are at increased risk of compromised iron status due to heightened iron losses through menstruation and exercise-induced mechanisms associated with endurance activity. Conventionally oral iron supplementation is used in prevention or/and treatment of iron deficiency. However, this approach has been criticised because of the side effects and increased risk of iron toxicity associated with the use of supplements. Thus, more recently there has been a growing interest in using dietary modification rather than the use of supplements to improve iron status of athletes. Dietary iron treatment methods include the prescription of an iron-rich diet, or/and haem iron-based diet, dietary advice counselling and inclusion of novel iron-rich products into the daily diet. Although studies using dietary modification are still scarce, current literature suggests that dietary iron interventions can assist in maintaining iron status in female athletes, especially during intensive training and competition. Future research should focus on the most efficient method(s) of dietary modification for improvement of iron status and whether these approaches can have a favourable impact on sports and exercise performance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Unknown 213 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 58 27%
Student > Master 42 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 12%
Unspecified 21 10%
Student > Postgraduate 14 7%
Other 55 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 51 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 51 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 39 18%
Unspecified 30 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 10%
Other 23 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2019.
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#276,893
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Outputs from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#117
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#7,704
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#1
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