The Relationship between Vegetarian Diets and Injury Rates in Intercollegiate Athletes


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between athletic injury rates and style of diet, specifically omnivores and vegetarians. The researcher used a questionnaire to survey a group of NCAA Division III athletes at a small liberal arts college about their athletic injury history and dietary preferences. There was no indication that vegetarian style diets lead to more musculoskeletal injuries. Future research in this area should focus on larger sample sizes and look to eliminate extraneous threats to internal validity