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A Nutritionist's View: Sodium and Fluid Needs for Athletes

Volpe, Stella Lucia Ph.D., R.D., LDN, FACSM

doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000257711.99739.26

Sodium and fluid needs for athletes.

Stella Lucia Volpe, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, FACSM, is an associate professor and the Miriam Stirl Term Endowed Chair in Nutrition in the Division of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Volpe is a member of the Gatorade Sports Nutrition Board. Her degrees are both in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, and Dr. Volpe also is ACSM Exercise Specialist® certified. Dr. Volpe's research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention, using traditional interventions, mineral supplementation, and more recently, by altering the environment to result in greater physical activity and healthy eating. Dr. Volpe is an associate editor of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®.

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