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Do athletes normally consume the correct amount of calcium on a daily basis? Would it be all right for an athlete to take a supplement of calcium on a daily basis? Why or why not? For your particular athlete, does he consume the correct amount of calcium on a daily basis?

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National surveys indicate many Americans, particularly females, are not getting enough calcium. Clarkson and Haymes study, as well as Webster and Barr's study also noted that many female athletes are consuming less than the AI (Williams, 2010). It is hypothesized that this is often due to athletes trying to obtain a certain body weight for competition (e.g. gymnasts, long ...

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This solution discusses whether athletes typically consume enough calcium, when and if supplementation is recommended, and gives reasons. Includes APA formatted reference.