Sports nutrition expert talks needs of active women during Science in Session

NOVEMBER 16, 2021

Sports nutrition expert highlights unique needs of, challenges for active women

“There is a huge area of opportunity for research to uncover how both menstruation and contraception can influence nutrition," reported Abbie Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., during a presentation at Science in Session. She noted that research still needs to clarify a number of key questions in women’s sports nutrition, such as the effect that the menstrual cycle has on inflammatory markers, energy expenditure, and protein turnover rates.

Research is revealing clear differences in exercise-induced oxidation between men and women, added Dr. Smith-Ryan. She pointed to clinical research suggesting that even a low-calorie protein supplement, rather than fasting, could have a profound benefit to energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

The bottom line: “Women are the largest consumers of dietary supplements, and are the most educated, and still want more knowledge,” Dr. Smith-Ryan emphasized. “Yet, few supplements are made specifically for women, even when we know that they have key physiological differences. The time is now to think about active women who don’t know how to prioritize their health and nutrition.”

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