Nutritionist Weighs in on Harmful Effects of Focusing on Athletes' Body Composition 

Published January 13, 2023

Michelle Barrack, Ph.D., R.D., an associate professor of nutrition and dietetics at Cal State Long Beach, interviewed with Runner's World in a story about the dangers of placing too much emphasis on measuring body composition as a factor in athletes' training. Professor Barrack said every athlete is different in terms of body composition and some will naturally have higher and lower body fat percentages.