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dc.contributor.authorOnywera, V.O.
dc.contributor.authorBoit, Michael K.
dc.contributor.authorWamukoya, Edwin K.
dc.contributor.authorPitsfladis, Yannis P.
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-25T11:42:57Z
dc.date.available2015-09-25T11:42:57Z
dc.date.issued2005-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/13641
dc.description6th Biennual Scientific Conference of the Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance(AFAHPER-SD)Kenyatta University Nairobi Kenya from Wednesday 9th-friday 11th November 2005.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe food and macronutrient intake of elite Kenyan runners was compared to recommendations for endurance athletes. Estimated energy intake (EI: 2987 ±293 kcal; mean ± standard deviation) was lower than energy expenditure (EE:3605 ±119 kcal; P <0.001) and body mass (BM:58.9 ±2.7 kg vs.58.3 ±2.6 kg; P <0.001) was reduced over the 7-d intense training period. Diet was high in carbohydrate (76.5%,10.4 g/kg BM per day) and low in fat (13.4%). Protein intake (10.1%;1.3 g/kg BM per day) matched recommendations fur protein intake. Fluid intake was modest and mainly in the form of water (1113 ±269 mL;0.34 ±0.16 mL/kcal)and tea (1243 ±348 mL). Although the diet met most recommendations for endurance athletes for macro nutrient intake, it remains to be determined if modifying energy balance and fluid intake will enhance the performance of elite Kenyan runners.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectEndurance athletesen_US
dc.subjectDieten_US
dc.subjectTrainingen_US
dc.subjectHigh altitudeen_US
dc.titleFood and Macronutrient Intake of Elite Kenyan Distance Runnersen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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