SPAIN: Athletes with low levels of iron in their bodies, including those who are not weak, may be at a disadvantage even before they start to fight, according to the results of a new study. These athletes may advantage from near the beginning observation of its treasury iron at the opening of their training season.

The results of this study adjoin to the evidence gain in other and point out that the level of iron is an important part with regard to the power of the athletes at the opening of a training season. Team of Nutritionist Diane Dellavalle, and Jere D. Haas, professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition at Cornell University, USA, reviewed rowers iron levels of competition in college age at the beginning of the training season.

We also aimed to determine the relationship between iron deficiency without anemia and physical performance of athletes paddling. The researchers studied the levels of iron in no anemic 165 rowers from five universities in central New York State.

Those who had the lowest iron levels were 21 seconds slower in a simulated 2-kilometer race that rowers with normal iron levels. Iron shortage is one of the most common nutritional shortages in the world. For example, in a rich country like the United States, anemia affects between 3 and 5 percent of the premenopausal female population.

The shortage of iron, without reaching the level of anemia, affects 16 percent of the population in this country. Evaluated with inactive women, female athletes are more susceptible to the effects of having low iron levels.
A low level of iron can significantly damage athletic performance, reducing its strength and efficiency with which they use their energies, and rising muscle weakness.