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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-86

A comparison of body composition and blood lipid indices among Kho-Kho players based on water intake pattern


1 Department of Sports, Faculty of Sports, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2 MYAS-NIN Department of Sports Science, ICMR – National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Gulshan Lal Khanna
Department of Sports, Faculty of Sports, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_12_22

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Purpose: Water intake and its likely association with body composition are under exploration in recent years. However, studies done on athletes are scarce in this direction. The present study aimed to understand the difference between body composition and blood lipid indices of Kho-Kho players based on water intake pattern. Methods: Forty-five male Kho-Kho players aged between 18 and 30 years attending a national camp were recruited for the study. The players were cross-sectionally divided into two groups: (1) low water consumption (LWC; <1 ml/kcal) and (2) adequate water consumption (AWC; >1.0 ml/kcal) based on the water consumption recommendations (IOM, 2005) and evaluated the differences in anthropometric measurements, body composition, total water, energy and nutrient intakes, and blood lipid indices between groups using the t-test. Results: We found a significant difference between LWC and AWC for total water intake (P < 0.01), body mass (P < 0.01), body fat % (P < 0.01), endomorphic somatotype (P < 0.01), girths (P < 0.01), serum triglycerides (P < 0.01), and very low-density lipoprotein (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Lower water intake may increase body mass and fat, endomorphism, and blood lipid indices. Hence, AWC could be useful in the maintenance of ideal body composition, physique, and blood lipid indices in Kho-Kho players.


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