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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608229
Title:
An international study on dietary supplementation use in dancers.
Authors:
Brown, Derrick; Wyon, Matthew ( 0000-0003-0942-2333 )
Abstract:
Little is known of the prevalence and motives of dietary supplement use amongst dancers from different cultures. Investigating supplement use, presumed effects, and other factors may be crucial for improving educational and nutritional advice provided for this cohort. Therefore, this study investigated the use of dietary supplements in 334 dancers from 53 countries, who completed a digitally based 35-question survey detailing demographic information and the use of dietary supplementation. Supplement use was prevalent amongst this international cohort, with 48% reporting regular supplement use. Major motives for supplement use were to improve health, boost immunity, and reduce fatigue. Forty-five percent believed that dancing increased the need for supplementation, whilst 30% recognized that there were risks associated with nutritional supplementation. The most frequently consumed supplements were vitamin C (60%), multivitamins (67%), and caffeine (72%). A smaller group of participants declared the use of whey protein (21%) or creatine (14%). Supplements were mainly obtained from pharmacies, supermarkets, and health-food stores. Dancers recognized their lack of knowledge in dietary supplement use and relied on peer recommendations instead of sound evidence-based advice from acknowledged nutrition or health care professionals. This study demonstrates that dietary supplement use is internationally prevalent amongst dancers. Continued efforts are warranted with regard to information dissemination.
Citation:
An international study on dietary supplementation use in dancers. 2014, 29 (4):229-34 Med Probl Perform Art
Publisher:
Science & Medicine
Journal:
Medical problems of performing artists, Vol 29, no 4, p229
Issue Date:
Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608229
PubMed ID:
25433260
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0885-1158
Appears in Collections:
Dance Science

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Derricken
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthewen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T14:16:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T14:16:59Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.citationAn international study on dietary supplementation use in dancers. 2014, 29 (4):229-34 Med Probl Perform Arten
dc.identifier.issn0885-1158en
dc.identifier.pmid25433260en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/608229en
dc.description.abstractLittle is known of the prevalence and motives of dietary supplement use amongst dancers from different cultures. Investigating supplement use, presumed effects, and other factors may be crucial for improving educational and nutritional advice provided for this cohort. Therefore, this study investigated the use of dietary supplements in 334 dancers from 53 countries, who completed a digitally based 35-question survey detailing demographic information and the use of dietary supplementation. Supplement use was prevalent amongst this international cohort, with 48% reporting regular supplement use. Major motives for supplement use were to improve health, boost immunity, and reduce fatigue. Forty-five percent believed that dancing increased the need for supplementation, whilst 30% recognized that there were risks associated with nutritional supplementation. The most frequently consumed supplements were vitamin C (60%), multivitamins (67%), and caffeine (72%). A smaller group of participants declared the use of whey protein (21%) or creatine (14%). Supplements were mainly obtained from pharmacies, supermarkets, and health-food stores. Dancers recognized their lack of knowledge in dietary supplement use and relied on peer recommendations instead of sound evidence-based advice from acknowledged nutrition or health care professionals. This study demonstrates that dietary supplement use is internationally prevalent amongst dancers. Continued efforts are warranted with regard to information dissemination.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScience & Medicineen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medical problems of performing artistsen
dc.subjectdietary supplementationen
dc.subjectdancersen
dc.subject.meshDancingen
dc.subject.meshDietary Supplementsen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMineralsen
dc.subject.meshNutritional Physiological Phenomenaen
dc.subject.meshNutritional Requirementsen
dc.subject.meshPhysical Enduranceen
dc.subject.meshVitaminsen
dc.titleAn international study on dietary supplementation use in dancers.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMedical problems of performing artists, Vol 29, no 4, p229en

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