New research in International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, examined the level of nutritional knowledge in athletes as compared to non athletes. An extensive literature review was conducted canvassing 29 comprehensive studies measuring nutrition knowledge.
The research review indicated that the athlete sample had a knowledge equal to or better knowledge level of the sample of non athletes. Researchers also indicated that nutritional knowledge was superior in females than male in athletes.
Nutrition is an essential element in fostering healthy athletic development. Athletes should have access to up to date data on nutritional practices that enhance their training, performance, and competition potential.