Navigation Links
Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders
Date:5/9/2011

MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes who play high-intensity sports such as crew, lacrosse and swimming are at greater risk for gastrointestinal disorders than other students and athletes their own age, new research suggests.

The study, which was slated for presentation Sunday at the Digestive Disease Week conference in Chicago, examined 215 male and female athletes and non-athletes.

Researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia found that up to 60 percent of athletes on the university's Division I crew, lacrosse and swim teams experienced at least one symptom of a gastrointestinal (GI) problem, including constipation, diarrhea, abdominal bloating or pain. In contrast, only half of non-athletes and less than 35 percent of other athletes reported any GI symptoms.

"The mechanics and aerobic dynamic of the highest intensity sports may cause functional GI disorders," speculated Dr. Asyia Ahmad, an associate professor of medicine at Drexel.

Rowing, Ahmad warned, is among the most risky sports for GI issues since the sport involves strenuous repetitive motions of the abdominal muscles. "The resulting disorders are the kind that can really impact quality of life," she added.

Symptoms associated with GI troubles can also weigh heavily on an athlete's training and performance. Ahmad said the findings warrant future study into the causes of these disorders among top rowers, swimmers and lacrosse players. "The implications are becoming very important in competitive, high-intensity sports," she said.

Findings presented at meetings are considered preliminary since they have not undergone the rigorous peer review of data published in most medical journals.

More information

The American Gastroenterological Association offers basic facts and details on digestive conditions.

--Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Gastroenterological Association, news release, May 9, 2011.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Record funding award given to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
2. Hookah Use Common Among College Students, Survey Finds
3. Hookah use widespread among college students
4. Small Study Finds Hearing Loss in 1 in 4 College Students
5. Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids
6. College Kids Often Feel Guilty About Texting in Class: Survey
7. MSU-led study identifies risks for quitting college
8. Research: Pregnant teens want to go to college, need support
9. Simple Screen May Help Spot Depression in College Students
10. For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money
11. Mothers key to college-age women receiving HPV vaccine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... , ... The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) ... Health Care Quality and Management and Patient Safety. , It is with appreciation and ... also to the Health Care Quality and Patient Safety movements. Diplomates and Members lead ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... and the New MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev. 4 Guidance, **An FDAnews Webinar**, April ... , How will the new EU MDR language change the way manufacturers ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... , ... “Beyond and Back”: a true-life testimony of tragedy and the miraculous ... Bonetta Rose, a wife, mother and grandmother committed to sharing her many spiritual adventures ... Rose‘s new book presents actual events in the life of her family, which validate ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... the existence of God. “A Respectful Response To Atheist Manifesto” is the creation ... married to his wife, Nancy, for sixty years. He holds graduate degrees from ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Death anxiety is unconscious ... profession, author Joy Nugent was inspired to write the book titled “ As Good ... inward desire to make sense of what she was experiencing at the bedside of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 BioLineRx ... and immunology, announced today that it has acquired Agalimmune Ltd., ... Acquisition consideration consisted of a $6 million upfront payment, of ... BioLineRx shares. Additional future payments may be made based on ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... March 23, 2017 AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical ... choreographer Julianne Hough is helping to raise ... the Know about ME in EndoMEtriosis . "   ... women to learn about and understand endometriosis, a disease ... and to address their symptoms with a healthcare professional. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- During the "Nudging for Good" ... , My UV Patch, La Roche-Posay,s digital breakthrough ... ones, was awarded the Diamond Award by the ... "Nudging for Good" Award aims to honor brands ... to change behaviour and adopt a healthier and/or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: