Episode 80: Should athletes take vitamin and mineral supplements?

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In the Zone
Should athletes take vitamins and minerals, and would they increase sports and exercise performance? If so, which ones? (starts at 4:37)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Tony Parker – San Antonio Spurs point guard (starts at 25:44)
Derek Jeter – New York Yankees shortstop (starts at 29:06)
Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots tight end (starts at 35:47)
Rasheed Wallace – New York Knicks forward (starts at 37:50)
Star Lotulelei – former University of Utah defensive tackle (starts at 40:49)

Ask Dr. Geier
What options are available for osteoarthritis of the knee in an active runner? (starts at 43:51)
How do I know if I have a navicular fracture? And how would the doctor treat it? (starts at 47:53)
Is hamstring or patellar tendon graft best for a high-school female basketball and volleyball player? (starts at 49:53)

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions (starts at 53:55)


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