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