Supplementation patterns in marathon runners.

  title={Supplementation patterns in marathon runners.},
  author={David C Nieman and Jeffrey R. Gates and Jill V Butler and L M Pollett and Sascha Dietrich and Rudi Lutz},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  volume={89 11},
The purpose of the present investigation was to study the use of supplements in a large group of endurance runners (no. = 347) who had participated in the 1987 Los Angeles Marathon. Three-day dietary records were analyzed for nutrient content and supplement usage. The runners' supplementation patterns with respect to demographics, dietary quality, training habits, and race performance were investigated. In general, no significant associations were found between supplement use and the… CONTINUE READING