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Ghosh Roy, Priyanka.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences


This study examines examines dietary supplement use of collegiate athletes at a Midwestern university. Data was collected from both athletes and non-athletes in order to see how similar or different collegiate athletes’ supplement use may be. Data was collected via a ten question in-person survey, which took into account different factors of each student, such as: age, major, dietary and physical activity behavior, source of knowledge, and intended use of supplement. The purpose was to examine trends between nutrition supplement use and the college students who use them. The study found that there were not only several differences in supplement choices between athletes at this university versus collegiate athletes in previous studies, but also between this university’s athletes and non-athletes. Additionally, this study found a possible correlation between active college students and healthy eating habits.


18 pages




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