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Mon, 15 Nov|
Title of talk: "Recommendations and Nutritional Considerations for Female Athletes: Health, Performance, and Future Directions". Guest speaker: Bryan Holtzman.
Time & location
15 Nov 2021, 19:30 – 20:30 GMT
About the event
Optimal nutrition is an important aspect of an athlete’s preparation to achieve optimal health and performance. While general concepts about micro- and macronutrients and timing of food and fluids are addressed in sports science, rarely are the specific effects of women’s physiology on energy and fluid needs highly considered in research or clinical practice.
This talk will address general concepts regarding substrate metabolism in women versus men, common menstrual patterns of female athletes, nutrient and hydration needs during different phases of the menstrual cycle, and health and performance issues related to menstrual cycle disruption.
Join us for this FREE hour-long group session and learn more nutritional considerations for female athletes from Bryan Holtzman.
Bryan Holtzman is a fourth-year medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a researcher with the Female Athlete Program Innovation Hub at Boston Children’s, part of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance. His research and clinical interests lie at the nexus of sports medicine and endocrinology, particularly related to adolescent and young adult female athletes experiencing inadequate energy intake to support their athletic endeavours. He is pursuing a combined residency in internal medicine and paediatrics.