Food and Fluid Intake in Adolescent Female Judo Athletes Before Competition

  title={Food and Fluid Intake in Adolescent Female Judo Athletes Before Competition},
  author={N. Boisseau and Sonia Vera-Perez and Jacques Remi Poortmans},
Judo is a weight-class sport, meaning that there are weight-defined classes in competitions. Regular body weight restrictions and/or nutritional imbalances can alter growth and maturation states in adolescents. The aim of the present study was to estimate to what extent female judo athletes (age 16.1 ± 0.3 years) modified food and drink intakes 3 weeks and 1 week before competition. Our findings indicate that unbalanced dietary intakes and “weight cutting” might occur in female adolescent… CONTINUE READING


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