Exercise Physiologist Author to Discuss Nutrition Concerns for Women Athletes

Exercise Physiologist Author to Discuss Nutrition Concerns for Women Athletes

Feb 27, 2003 5:00 PM

Are women athletes different from men when it comes to nutrition? This question and others will be answered by Emily M. Haymes, Ph.D., C. Etta Walters Professor of Exercise Science, Florida State University, in the University of Utah College of Health's 13th Annual Distinguished Sport Science Scholar Lecture.

Haymes' lecture, "Nutritional Concerns for Women in Sport," will be delivered Friday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library, on the U campus.

Haymes is an exercise physiologist whose primary research interests are iron depletion in athletes, field measurements of physical activity and energy expenditure, and the responses of males and females to exercise in warm and cold environments.

Co-author of the book The Environment and Human Performance, Haymes has been widely published in such sports and medical journals as Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Metabolism, Sports Medicine, and Journal of Sports Sciences.

Patricia Eisenman, Ph.D., professor and chair, exercise and sport science, U of U College of Health, said Haymes is one of this year's national scholars for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

"Each year we select a nationally and internationally known scholar to come to campus and deliver a talk that's of interest both to students and the larger community," said Eisenman.

"Haymes is particularly interesting to some of our graduate students who are looking at the effects of altitude on nutrition."

Haymes, who taught at the University of Colorado for five years, is no stranger to high-altitude environments. She has studied the effects of iron on athletic performance and on the blood's capacity to absorb oxygen.

"Women sometimes are at risk of malnutrition because of watching their weight," said Eisenman, who expects Haymes to address "some of the newer nutritional supplements, such as Creatine and Ephedra" in her lecture.

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