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Abstract

The following research examines the prevalence of subclinical eating and somatoform disorder symptomology among African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian males competing in NCAA Division 1 and Varsity athletics. A survey was distributed to 119 male participants in March and April, 2013. Data suggests that there may be differences in the occurrence of subclinical symptomology between ethnic groups. In general, the data indicates inadequate nutrition education among athletes, as well as the manifestation of restrictive food habits and time consuming exercise routines to decrease adiposity and increase muscularity.

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