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Nutrición Hospitalaria

versión On-line ISSN 1699-5198versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611

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DURAN AGUERO, Samuel et al. Food patterns in Chilean ultra-marathon runners. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.401-404. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.20960/nh.123.

Objective: To determine the dietary patterns of Chilean ultra-marathoners. Methods: A cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach was carried out to study the eating habits of Chilean ultra-marathoners by means a validated survey of eating habits. The sample included 20 ultra-marathoners (n = 3 women) who averaged to 33.0 ± 7.8 years old, 71.1 ± 6.6 kilos weight and height 1.72 ± 0.05 meters. Results: Chilean ultra-marathoners presented a low food consumption according to the recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, fish and legumes, but a moderate intake of sugary drinks, sweet snacks and alcohol. However, the intake of fried foods (65%) was the most common unhealthy habit and the 75% of them reported consume breakfast daily. Conclusion: Chilean ultra-marathoners have a low compliance of the recommended number of daily servings by food groups, despite the great physical effort.

Palabras clave : Ultra-marathoners; Eating habits; Nutritional status; Body mass index.

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