Vitamin D status and body composition of female collegiate volleyball players

dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Carolyn E.
dc.contributor.advisorBroughton, K. Shane
dc.contributor.advisorBush, Rose
dc.contributor.advisorPatterson, Mindy A.
dc.contributor.authorNagel, Haley
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-21T18:51:48Z
dc.date.available2018-03-21T18:51:48Z
dc.date.issued5/30/2017
dc.description.abstractThis pilot cross-sectional study was conducted to assess vitamin D status and body composition of collegiate indoor female volleyball players at Rice University in Houston, TX. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations and body composition was determined using air displacement plethysmography. Participants completed a 24-hour food record, vitamin D food frequency questionnaire, and sunlight habit questionnaire to assess dietary vitamin D intake and sunlight exposure habits. This study also piloted the use of La-Roche-Posay MyUV Patch to estimate ultraviolet light A (UVA) and ultraviolet light B (UVB) exposure. No significant relationship was found between vitamin D status, percent body fat, dietary vitamin D intake, or UVA and UVB exposure. However, the study did find that the majority of participants (64%) were vitamin D deficient or insufficient based on serum 25(OH)D. This study contributes to the knowledge of vitamin D status of indoor college athletes and can serve as a template for future studies.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/9407
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectFood scienceen_US
dc.subjectNutritionen_US
dc.subjectBiological sciencesen_US
dc.subjectHealth and environmental sciencesen_US
dc.subjectBody compositionen_US
dc.subjectCollegiate athletesen_US
dc.subjectUVB exposureen_US
dc.subjectVitamin Den_US
dc.subjectVolleyball playersen_US
dc.titleVitamin D status and body composition of female collegiate volleyball playersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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