Study Title:

Reversing Sports-Related Iron and Zinc Deficiencies.

Study Abstract

In brief Many active patients, particularly brief gymnasts, ballet dancers, wrestlers, and long-distance runners, do not consume enough iron or zinc. Iron and zinc are important for oxygen activation, electron transport, and injury healing. Subclinical deficiencies may impair athletic performance and prolong healing times. People who compete or exercise regularly should be counseled about the importance of these minerals and how to ensure adequate dietary intake.

Study Information

Phys Sportsmed. 1993 Jun;21(6):70-8. doi: 10.1080/00913847.1993.11710383.

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