Are They Fit or Just Plain Fat?

Athletes need nutritional counseling to balance muscle and fat

Mary Ann Porucznik

Today’s football players are big. According to Letha Y. “Etty” Griffin, MD, between 1924 and 1980, there were never more than eight National Football League (NFL) players who weighed more than 300 pounds. But a 2009 study of NFL rosters found 343 players who weighed more than 300 pounds.

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