B vitamins and the female athlete

Kathleen Woolf, Dara L. LoBuono, Melinda M. Manore

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The B-vitamins play important functions in maintaining the health of female athletes and active women (Maughan 1999; Manore 1999, 2000; Lukaski 2004; Wildman and Miller 2004; Woolf and Manore 2006, 2007; Volpe 2007; Manore et al. 2009). Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, biotin, and choline function as coenzymes in the energy-producing pathways of the body, while folate and vitamin B12 are required for the production of healthy red blood cells and cell regeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition and the Female Athlete
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Practice
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781439849392
ISBN (Print)9781439849385
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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