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Intake of nutritional supplements among people exercising in gyms in Beirut city

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dc.contributor.author El Khoury D.
dc.contributor.author Antoine-Jonville S.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2012
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:24:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:24:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier 10.1155/2012/703490
dc.identifier.issn 20900724
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20304
dc.description.abstract The use of nutritional supplements among exercisers in gyms has been never investigated in the Middle East. The aim of the current study was to assess the prevalence intake of nutritional supplements and the potential influencing factors among people exercising in gyms in Beirut city. In this cross-sectional study, 512 exercisers, aged between 20 and 50 years, were randomly selected from gyms. The intake of nutritional supplements was reported among 36.3percent (95percent confidence interval 32.2-40.5) of participants, with a weak presence of medical supervision. Patterns of supplement use differed by gender and age. Men and younger exercisers were found to focus on supplements associated with performance enhancement and muscle building, while women and older exercisers were more concerned with health-promoting products such as vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements. An appropriate dissemination of accurate and scientifically sound information regarding the benefits and side effects of nutritional supplements is highly recommended in the sports environment in Beirut city. © 2012 D. El Khoury and S. Antoine-Jonville.
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dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism; Publication Year: 2012; Volume: 2012;
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Intake of nutritional supplements among people exercising in gyms in Beirut city
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation El Khoury, D., Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Antoine-Jonville, S., Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada, Faculty of Sports Sciences, EA3596, University of French West Indies, Pointe-à-Pitre 97157, France
dc.contributor.authorAddress El Khoury, D.; Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada; email: dalia.elkhoury@utoronto.ca
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Nutrition and Food Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Nutrition and Food Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.articleNo 703490
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dc.identifier.scopusID 84873188062
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr J. Nutr. Metab.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 2012
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/703490


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