Women Benefit from a Protein Hydrolysate During Carb-Restricted Training, Men Do Not

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While most nutrition guidelines for athletes are based on research for men, a recent study shows that consuming protein supplement, specifically protein hydrolysate, during carbohydrate-restricted training is helpful for improving training intensity in women, but not in men. Read on for more on protein hydrolysate during carbohydrate-restricted training. This newRead …

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Plasma Protein Profiles Show Potential for Cardio-respiratory Fitness Levels from Exercise

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Exercise more is often the advice from health experts. But what kind of exercise? Does the same exercise work for everyone? Exercise unto itself is beneficial, however, we don’t really understand the reasons why the same exercise can have different effects in different people. A study published in Nature MetabolismRead …

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How Much Functional Collagen Can Be Added to the Diet and Maintain Indispensable Amino Acid Balance?

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In recent years, collagen has become the go-to dietary supplement for morning smoothies and coffee as well as afternoon energy drinks for adults of all ages and fitness levels. Collagen peptides are well-established as a source of functional peptides with biological activity, such as improving skin elasticity, recovering lost cartilageRead …

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Physical Activity Maintains Weight Loss More than Diet

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet. The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. The objectiveRead …

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Two Myth Busting Studies: Health Risks of Sitting & the Benefits of Short-Burst High Intensity Exercise

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In recent years, every major news outlet, and even medical journals, reported that the health risks of sitting at a desk for 8 hours were equal to smoking. It was a bold statement. The news spread faster than office gossip, prompting office workers to switch to adjustable desks that allowRead …

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The Effect of Medium Chain Triglycerides on Time to Nutritional Ketosis and Symptoms of Keto-Induction in Healthy Adults

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In recent years, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) have hit the pop-culture food world. From a morning bullet coffee to very-low carbohydrate ketogenic diets, MCTs have become popular among people who follow a ketogenic diet for overall wellness or to address serious health issues, such as obesity and blood sugar disorders.

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Quercetin Improves Athletic Training Recovery

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The researchers of this pilot study evaluated quercetin, which has marked antioxidant activity, for its effects on recovery for amateur triathlon athletes. Oxidative stress is associated with delayed recovery and higher risk of post-training pain in triathlon athletes. Therefore, supplementation with antioxidant compounds, like quercetin, may have a role in

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Is Cupping Therapy Effective Among Athletes?

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Swimmer Michael Phelps’ continued dominance at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics was accompanied by worldwide awareness of cupping. Cupping therapy has re-emerged as a potential approach to boost post-exercise metabolic recovery, reduce pain, and improve range of motion by increasing local microcirculation. But what does science tell us aboutRead …

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Female Athletes Need More Minerals and Nutrients For Energy

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A new study found that female athletes need more minerals and nutrients for energy than their male counterparts. In this study, women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The small study of young women, publishedRead …

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