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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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ACCINELLI-TANAKA, Roberto  and  LOPEZ-OROPEZA, Lidia. Nutritional status and physical condition of adolescent football players after consuming fishmeal as a nutritional complement. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.1, pp.49-53. ISSN 1726-4634.

The objective of the study is to identify the changes in the nutritional parameters and the physical condition of teenage players after eating fishmeal as a nutritional complement. For this purpose, a quasi-experimental study, blinded for investigators, was conducted, involving 100 teenage football players, divided in two groups, homogeneous in terms of all study parameters, one of which received fishmeal for four months. After evaluating the nutritional status and physical condition, before and after the intervention, no change was found in the nutritional and anthropometric status or laboratory results, or in the physical condition. However, those who received fishmeal did report a change in their hemoglobin and hematocrit levelsin comparison to the control group. In conclusion, the consumption of fishmeal did not lead to changes in the nutritional status or the physical condition of teenage football players

Keywords : Fish flour; Adolescent; Soccer; Sports; Nutritional status; Physical endurance.

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