Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks are often seen as the healthier option, however, researchers from the Imperial College London argue that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight than their full-sugar counterparts.
The research was conducted by academics from Imperial College London, the University of Sao Paulo and the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. They provided a commentary on current research and policy into sweetened drinks. They found that not only were they sugar-free drinks no better from weight loss but that they may also be detrimental to the environment.
We’re happy to announce the latest webinar in our series in partnership with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES): What is Integrative Sports Nutrition?
This webinar provides an introduction to how physiological knowledge of an athlete’s body can be used to improve functional health. Which is an essential factor in reaching peak levels of performance. This webinar will benefit academics, students, physiologists, sports scientists, health professionals and nutritionists.
Title: What is Integrative Sports Nutrition?
Presenter: Ian Craig MSc (Ex Phys) BSc (Nut Ther) DipCNE INLPTA (@ian_tNI on twitter)
Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Time: 15.00 GMT
We are delighted to announce Rocket (and Beetroot) Science: Dietary Nitrate and Exercise Performance is now available for full playback on our website.
The webinar was presented by Professor Andrew Jones on Thursday 17th November 2016. It is part of a series of webinars brought to you in conjunction with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). BASES members can earn two CPD credits upon watching the presentation.
The webinar provided an insight into the effect of dietary nitrates on muscle efficiency and exercise performance. There is also emerging evidence to suggest that beetroot juice may reduce resting blood pressure, which has implications for cardiovascular health.
“Since our discovery that beetroot juice has several important physiological effects, we’ve been interested in finding out in which populations and sporting events it may be most effective.”
—Professor Andrew Jones
The International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference 2016 takes place at Newcastle University from the 19th – 21st December.
This conference presents the latest insights into the effects of diet and exercise on health and performance. Leading international speakers will present the latest evidence and encourage discussion and interaction.
Human Kinetics will be attending this event, with books available to buy on the day.
Tickets are still available to buy from the event website.
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