Nutritional intakes of highly trained adolescent swimmers before, during, and after a national lockdown in the COVID-19 pandemic

Josh W. Newbury, Wee Lun Foo, Matthew Cole, Adam L. Kelly, Richard J. Chessor, S. Andy Sparks*, Mark A. Faghy, Hannah C. Gough, Lewis A. Gough, Julien Louis (Editor)

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Abstract

Strict lockdown measures were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused mass disruption to adolescent swimmers’ daily routines. To measure how lockdown impacted nutritional practices in this cohort, three-day photograph food diaries were analysed at three time points: before (January), during (April), and after (September) the first UK lockdown. Thirteen swimmers (aged 15 ± 1 years) from a high-performance swimming club submitted satisfactory food diaries at all time points. During lockdown, lower amounts of energy (45.3 ± 9.8 vs. 31.1 ± 7.7 kcal∙kg BM∙day-1, p0.05), despite fewer training hours being completed (15.0 ± 1.4 vs. 19.1 ± 2.2 h∙week-1, p
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0266238
Pages (from-to)e0266238
JournalPLoS One
Volume17
Issue number4
Early online date5 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Research Article
  • Biology and life sciences
  • Medicine and health sciences
  • Social sciences

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