Episode 172 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s “We Do Science” podcast! In this episode, Laurent Bannock discusses nutrition for female athletes with Professor Kirsty Elliot-Sale PhD (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) and Dr José Areta PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Discussion topics Include:
- Defining female athletes
- Males as default sex for studies in sports nutrition: the issues
- The available evidence: Quantity vs quality
- Physiological, endocrinological, and metabolic considerations in Female Athletes
- 3 key areas of focus: Dietary and hydration requirements; low energy availability and making weight; and dietary supplements and gut health