Nutrition Considerations for Athletes with Physical Disabilities

İSLAMOĞLU A. H. , Kenger E. B.

CURRENT SPORTS MEDICINE REPORTS, vol.18, no.7, pp.270-274, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1249/jsr.0000000000000613
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-274


Nutrition, which is an important factor that improves physical performance, has a major place in the lives of both disabled and nondisabled athletes. The main purpose of nutritional assessment of disabled athletes is to assess the individual's consumption to determine the insufficiencies and to suggest the necessary changes to design the most appropriate nutrition plan. Nutrition strategies play a key role in confirming the performance of disabled athletes. Considering the nature of the disability and the specific sports branch, it is important to determine the necessary nutrition solutions to ensure the best protection for the athletes concerned. The literature on the specific nutritional needs for the best sports performance of disabled athletes is insufficient and should be considered in light of current information on specific disability physiology.