oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The incidence and risk factors of gastrointestinal symptoms in six endurance sports
|Article Title||The incidence and risk factors of gastrointestinal symptoms in six endurance sports|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *MRC/UCT Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit, Department of Physiology, University of Cape Town Medical School, Observatory. **Department of Mathematical Statistics, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 1987|
|Pages||17 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Abdominal surgery, Aerobic dancing, Athleteï¿½s training profile, Canoeing, Cardiovascular, Cycling, Gastrointestinal symptoms, Gastrointestinal tract, Haematochezia, Metabolic, Pulmonary responses, Renal, Road running, Swimming and Triathlons|
Gastrointestinal (GIT) symptoms appear to be very common in endurance athletes. Previous studies have only documented frequency rates of GIT symptoms during sports events, and usually only in a single sport. Differences in methodology between studies make comparisons on the incidence and risk factors of GIT symptoms in different sports difficult. The aims of this study were to document the true incidence (symptoms/1 000 hours of participation) and risk factors of gastrointestinal symptoms in six endurance sports.
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