Friday, January 11, 2008

Fat intake and injury in female runners

A brand new study Fat intake and injury in female runners, published by Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, concludes that fat intake is likely associated with injury risk in female runners. 

Injured runners had significantly lower intakes of total fat and percentage of kilocalories from fat compared with non-injured runners. 

Energy intake and availability were not associated with injury in this study. 

The take home message is: to reduce the risk of running injury, eat more fat.

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