Weight change concerns of collegiate athletes

Carolyn J. Hoffman, John V. Logomarsino, Mark J. Minelli

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This study identified weight concerns and use of weight loss products by collegiate athletes. Two surveys were used: a survey of collegiate athletes (N = 271) at Central Michigan University (CMU) and a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) survey (N = 2,282). Male athletes were more concerned about rapid weight gain (p ≤ 0.01). Quick weight loss was a concern of 43% of wrestlers. The NCAA survey showed that weight-loss product use was highest for males in tennis (7%) and females in swimming (14%). Approximately 25% to 35% of CMU student-athletes were concerned about quick weight loss by team members. The most concerned were wrestlers. Guidelines and recommendations are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-47
Number of pages10
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1994


  • Collegiate athletes
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss


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