Eating Habits in Young Athletes - Diet and Lifestyle Analysis in Florence

Cristian Petri, Gabriele Mascherini, Lorenzo Francini, Lisa Sequi, Giorgio Galanti


Considering that the eating habits of each individual consolidate in school age, it is clear how important a proper eating behaviour can ensure both a healthy and proper growth and development in the developmental age, and if it can continue to persist its beneficial effects, even in adult life. Diet should meet the demands of all the nutrients and energy to allow the increase in body mass, maintaining all physiological processes and adequate physical activity. By contrast, poor eating habits, not only can determine the onset of chronic degenerative diseases in the long run, but they can also determine, in the short term, the lack of essential nutrients and compromise the development of the organism of the child. Childhood obesity is considered an important predictor of obesity in adulthood1. A high BMI during adolescence predicts high mortality from cardiovascular disease in adulthood even when the excess weight is lost. According to the estimates of the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI)2 of the WHO, about one in three children aged between 6 and 9 years were overweight in 2010 (WHO 2010)3 against estimated 1:46 in 2008. For a proper growth is therefore necessary to correct poor eating habits and an adequate physical activity: it has been demonstrated that the sport is able to decrease the overweight and obesity4. This study is aimed to investigate how young people that practicing sports overweight or obesity occurs.


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Petri C., Mascherini G., Francini L., Sequi L. and Galanti G. (2014). Eating Habits in Young Athletes - Diet and Lifestyle Analysis in Florence . In - icSPORTS, ISBN , pages 0-0

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author={Cristian Petri and Gabriele Mascherini and Lorenzo Francini and Lisa Sequi and Giorgio Galanti},
title={Eating Habits in Young Athletes - Diet and Lifestyle Analysis in Florence},
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AU - Petri C.
AU - Mascherini G.
AU - Francini L.
AU - Sequi L.
AU - Galanti G.
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