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Title: Assessment of Dietary Intake, Energy Status, and Factors Associated With RED-S in Vocational Female Ballet Students
Author(s): Civil, Rita
Lamb, Antonia
Loosmore, Diana
Ross, Louisa
Livingstone, Kerry
Strachan, Fiona
Dick, James R
Stevenson, Emma J
Brown, Meghan A
Witard, Oliver C
Keywords: Energy availability
RED-S
Menstrual dysfunctions
Vitamin D
Ballet dancers
Bone mineral density (DXA)
Energy intake and expenditure
eating behaviours
Issue Date: 9-Jan-2019
Citation: Civil R, Lamb A, Loosmore D, Ross L, Livingstone K, Strachan F, Dick JR, Stevenson EJ, Brown MA & Witard OC (2019) Assessment of Dietary Intake, Energy Status, and Factors Associated With RED-S in Vocational Female Ballet Students. Frontiers in Nutrition, 5, Art. No.: 136. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2018.00136
Abstract: Elite ballet dancers are at risk of health issues associated with Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). This study determined the nutritional status, estimated energy status, and assessed factors related to RED-S in vocational female ballet students. Using a cross-sectional study design, we measured dietary intake (n=20; food diaries and 24hr dietary-recall) and energy expenditure (n=18; accelerometry) in vocational female ballet students (age: 18.1±1.1 years; body mass index: 19.0±1.6 kg·m2; body fat: 22.8±3.4 %) over 7 days, including 5 weekdays (with dance training) and 2 weekend days (without scheduled dance training). Furthermore, we assessed eating behaviours, menstrual function, risk of RED-S (questionnaires), and body composition (dual x-ray absorptiometry). Energy and macronutrient intakes of vocational ballet students were similar during weekdays and weekend days (P > 0.050), whereas total energy expenditure was greater on weekdays than weekend days (P < 0.010; 95% CI: 212, 379). Energy balance was lower on weekdays (-425±465 kcal·day-1) than weekend days (-6±506 kcal·day-1, P=0.015; 95% CI: -748, -92). Exercise energy expenditure was greater on weekdays (393±103 kcal·day-1) than weekend days (213±129 kcal·day-1; P
DOI Link: 10.3389/fnut.2018.00136
Rights: © 2018 Civil, Lamb, Loosmore, Ross, Livingstone, Strachan, Dick, Stevenson, Brown and Witard. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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