Dietary status and anthropometric assessment of child gymnasts

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 1991 Dec;31(4):577-80.


This study on gymnasts found the subjects' body fat to be 5-8% higher than that found in comparable studies on the subject. With the exception of protein, vitamin C, and riboflavin, the subjects' dietary intake of energy and other nutrients, i.e., calcium, iron, vitamin A, thiamin and niacin, was found to be inadequate. The athletes were recommended to observe a proper diet and training program which could enable them to reduce the amount of body fat and compensate for dietary inadequacies.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Body Mass Index*
  • Body Weight*
  • Child
  • Diet*
  • Female
  • Gymnastics*
  • Humans
  • Skinfold Thickness