Women's Nutrition Research
Today during my research with the online databases, I found some to be more helpful than the others. I’m researching women's nutrition, specifically in athletes. The Historical New York Times was very helpful for my topic. I found a couple of articles that were helpful to either my focusing question (what’s the difference for diets for females and males?) or to other questions I had about my topic. I also found that the Newsbank data base was very helpful to me.
I found some articles there that also help answer either my focusing question or other questions. I didn’t think that the Utah Digital Newpaper was that helpful, because it was hard to navigate, and it didn’t give the title of the articles which made it difficult to know which would be helpful and which wouldn’t be. Finally, I searched for my topic in the WorldBook Online. The only thing I found to be helpful was an article about nutrition in general, but it was very general and it didn’t discuss anything about men’s nutrition vs. women’s nutrition.
One article that I found on the Historical New York Times was about the increased probability for athletes to develop eating disorders. I was wondering about the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, and this article was very helpful in answering that question. It’s called “The Toll Conditioning Can Take on Athletes”. A second article that I found very useful was on Newbank. It was called “Why dieting is easier for men than women” and clearly, it talks about the differences between men and women when it comes to dieting. This will be helpful for some background information about men’s and women’s bodies/metabolisms.