Prevalence of iron depletion and anemia in top-level basketball players.

  title={Prevalence of iron depletion and anemia in top-level basketball players.},
  author={Gal Dubnov and Naama W. Constantini},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  volume={14 1},
Iron depletion, with or without anemia, may have a negative effect on physical and mental performance. Even with current recognition of the problem, its incidence among athletes remains high. Most studies describe iron status in endurance athletes. This study examined the prevalence of iron depletion and anemia among male and female top-level basketball players. Adolescents and adults (N = 103) from 8 national basketball teams were screened for anemia and iron stores status, which included a… CONTINUE READING
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