FTP #16: Melinda Manore, PhD – The female cyclist: Nutrition concerns and research challenges

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November 4, 2019

FTP #16: Melinda Manore, PhD – The female cyclist: Nutrition concerns and research challenges

Guest Bio

Dr. Melinda Manore

Dr. Melinda M. Manore is a Professor Emeritus in Nutrition at Oregon State University where her research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and exercise for obesity prevention, health and performance. Dr. Manore received her BA from Seattle Pacific University, MS from the University Oregon and PhD in Nutritional Sciences/Exercise from OSU.  She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and a certified specialist in sport dietetics (CSSD).

She has authored over 145 scientific publications, 4 nutrition textbooks, including one on sport nutrition for health and performance, 1 sport nutrition curriculum, and 160 research presentations at professional meetings. She is currently an active member of American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the Sport and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN) and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). 

Books

Available on Amazon:

Nutrition for Life (4th Edition)

Nutrition for Life (4th Edition)
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Nutrition: An Applied Approach (5th Edition)

Nutrition: An Applied Approach (5th Edition)
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The Science of Nutrition (5th Edition)

The Science of Nutrition (5th Edition)
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On this Episode:

  • Limitations on Female athletes’ research
  • Substrate oxidation in Female VS Male athletes
  • Consequences of low energy availability, RED-S add body image issues
  • Bone mineral density status in female endurance athletes
  • Competing while maintaining a healthy reproductive function
  • Micronutrients deficiencies to look out for in female athletes
  • Achieving balance
  • Challenges for future research on Female athletes

Articles mentioned during the episode:

Beals, K. A., & Manore, M. M. (2002). Disorders of the female athlete triad among collegiate athletesInternational journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism12(3), 281-293.

Beals, K. A., & Manore, M. M. (2000). Behavioral, psychological, and physical characteristics of female athletes with subclinical eating disordersInternational journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism10(2), 128-143.

Cialdella-Kam, L., Kulpins, D., & Manore, M. M. (2016). Vegetarian, gluten-free, and energy restricted diets in female athletesSports4(4), 50.

Cialdella-Kam, L., Guebels, C., Maddalozzo, G., & Manore, M. (2014). Dietary intervention restored menses in female athletes with exercise-associated menstrual dysfunction with limited impact on bone and muscle healthNutrients6(8), 3018-3039.

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FTP #5: Dr. Nicky Keay – Bare bones in cyclists: Time to bring “Real” Nutritionists into the sport

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