Female And Female Protein Intake

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The findings suggest that there is no statistical significance in male and female protein intake (total grams), in both supplement (p = 0.816) and dietary consumption (p = 0.969). The primary aim was to investigate whether platform divers’ protein consumption in both men and women were equal and if the participants were following the recommendations of the Platform Diving Sports Nutritionist, Louise Bloor, or if the overall consumption is above or below the RNI. The primary finding was that there was no significant difference in protein intake from supplement and dietary consumption methods. The secondary aim was to examine the differences between male and female macronutrient intakes (carbohydrates, fat and Kcals). The secondary finding…show more content…
This was calculated by using bodyweight x 1.8 = g/kg of protein. Athletes were in competition phase during the time of this study and could be the reasoning for the increased protein intake showing no significant difference. Philips & Van Loon (2011, p31) found that ‘increased protein needs for individuals engaging in resistance activities might be expected due to the need for extra dietary protein to synthesise new muscle or repair muscle damage’. Overall, females were consuming 136.3 g/day ± 58.4 compared to men who were consuming 146.7 g/day ± 70.5. Graph 3 shows the participants individual protein requirements vs. overall protein consumption. Table 4: Summary of recommendations from authors on total grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day for athletes Author Recommended Protein Requirements Batheja (2001) 1.2 – 2.2g Kreider (1999) 1.3 – 1.8g Lemon (1998) 1.6 – 1.8g When studying the different protein supplements, there was a clear trend with the females consuming protein bars compared to men consuming protein shakes or recovery shakes. Out of the study cohort, 100% of the females were consuming supplements whereas only 60% of the male population took supplements. Maughan et al., (2007) found that there is occasionally a common link between protein supplements (powder, gels or bars) and gender, which we can agree to in this study with females only consuming protein and recovery bars and males consuming a mixture of
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