NUTRITION, EXERCISE, AND EATING DISORDERS: PDF OnlyVolpe Stella L. PhD RD FACSMTopics in Clinical Nutrition: June 1999 - p 43-52 Buy Abstract Micronutrient concerns of physically active women may differ from those of sedentary women and physically active men. Women, in general, tend to consume less than recommended intakes for certain minerals, for example, calcium, iron, and zinc. These minerals all play important roles in exercise metabolism and insufficient intakes can negatively impact negatively daily exercise activities. There are transient effects of exercise on micronutrient status. Some of these transient effects are a result of plasma volume shifts with exercise; however, some may be a result of an acute phase response to exercise. Long-term consequences of the effects of exercise on mineral status need to be investigated. © 1999 Aspen Publishers, Inc.