Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

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Nutritional supplement intake knowledge among university active graduates

M. A. Mustafa, N. A. Awang, A. M. Nadzalan


The purpose of this study is to examine the nutritional supplement intake knowledge among university athletes. Fifty-one university athletes volunteered to participate in this survey study. Results showed the nutritional supplement intake was significantly higher compared to the knowledge that they have about the supplements. Besides that, the performance was significantly greater compared to the supplement intake. To conclude, it is important for the coaches to educate their athletes on the importance and risks of nutritional supplements in order to ensure great performance achieved besides reducing the risks of getting the negative effects of supplements.

Keywords: supplement, health, sports, training, knowledge
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