Studies and news

Some interesting, some …well just plain stupid :rolleyes:

Adding protein to a sports drink won’t make you race faster, suggests findings from researchers at McMaster University. (Medical News Today)

Devices that electrically stimulate the muscles may help athletes catch more air, but only when they’re used to supplement, and not replace, jump training exercises, a study suggests. (Reuters Health)

Isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury is usually caused by a direct antero-posterior force to the tibia when the knee is flexed. (Sports Injury Bulletin, Peak Performance)

A simple test - basically standing on one leg with eyes closed - can help identify whether or not an athlete is at risk of spraining an ankle, a new study shows. (Reuters Health)

The Active People Survey is the largest survey of participation in sport and active recreation ever to be undertaken in England. Interim results from the first six months of the survey have just been released. (Sport England)

New sports and physical activity indicators developed by Sport England, with the Audit Commission, are included in the new CPA framework for 2006. (Sport England)

A study of low-income housing residents has documented that the more television people say they watched, the less active they were, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and colleagues report. (Newswise) :rolleyes:

Exercise Better Than Ergonomics to Treat Upper-Body Work Injuries (Health Behaviour News Service)

More Midlife Physical Activity Leads to More Old-Age Mobility (Health Behaviour News Service)

Children who participate in vigorous physical activity, such as sports, perform better in school, according to a new study released today by the American College of Sports Medicine. (ACSM)

Pumping iron could help protect young people at risk of type 2 diabetes from developing the disease, a study hints. (Reuters Health)

Those are great! I especially like the one about good grades and pumping iron.

Concussion In Athletes: How Accurate Is Self-Evaluation? Self-reporting Of Symptoms Not As Accurate As Neurocognitive Testing After Concussion

Female Athletes Limiting Calories More Likely to Get Stress Fractures

Zinc & Performance: Why athletes may need more zinc in their diet

Maltodextrin-plus-fructose Drink: Carb combo drink produces most energy

Adolescent Girl Athletes More Likely to Injure Knees Than Boys

What Might Surprise You about Childhood Obesity

Sports Medicine Physicians Warn Of Overuse Injuries In Young Athletes


Sports drinks and teeth

The glycaemic index: how athletes can make it work for them

Some female athletes prone to develop leg pain

Worries of injuries, errors top list of fears for rugby players

One third of US kids are unfit

Pay more or we quit, canteen operators to tell schools as vending machine purge hits profits

Pregnancy and weight training

Saving generation XXL

John, funny post on sports drinks and teeth. The researchers must think taking an already bad thing for your teeth, and putting more chemicals in it will suddenly make it better…TSK TSK TSK!

If it’s bad for your teeth…is it good for your bones? Good for the muscles…and the body? Hmm, it’s amazing that science is part good, part horrible, and mostly bullshit manipulated for financial gain.

I had been telling my athletes and clients for a while that sports drinks were not aiding their performance…