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Sports Nutrition Patient Stories

Our team at UPMC Sports Medicine is dedicated to helping athletes and active people of all ages and skill levels. If you’re looking to improve your overall health or sports performance by eating healthier and fueling your body appropriately, our sports nutrition experts can help.

Hear about the impact our sports nutrition services have on the lives of some of our patients.

Dan Kendra: Sports Nutrition

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Despite being an ultramarathoner, a 2019 physical unveiled that 56-year-old Dan was overweight and on the path to diabetes with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Learn how Dan’s determination to change his diet, coupled with UPMC Sports Nutrition’s help calculating his energy needs, lead to great success.

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Louie: Sports Nutrition

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Since his sophomore year at St. Francis University, Louie had worked with UPMC Sports Nutrition to gain and maintain muscle as a defensive lineman. Weighing 270 pounds in March of 2019, with graduation approaching in December, Louie decided to approach our team about a new nutrition plan — a weight loss and healthy living journey to help guide him into this new phase of his life.

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Sandra: Sports Nutrition

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After completing a 2016 marathon, Sandra felt she could have performed better and was ready to make some serious life changes. She heard about UPMC Sports Nutrition at a marathon seminar and never turned back, eventually losing over 20 pounds and running at the pace she had back in her 20s.

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