Sport nutrition and dietary supplementation

Section edited by Truls Raastad 

This section considers studies on all diet and nutritional supplementation to enhance performance and health, including cognitive function, physical activity, body composition, and nutrition.

  1. Research article

    Vitamin C and E supplementation does not affect heat shock proteins or endogenous antioxidants in trained skeletal muscles during 12 weeks of strength training

    Supplementation with large doses of antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, has been shown to blunt some adaptations to endurance training. The effects of antioxidant supplementation on adaptations to strength ...

    K. T. Cumming, T. Raastad, A. Sørstrøm, M. P. Paronetto, N. Mercatelli, I. Ugelstad, D. Caporossi and G. Paulsen

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:70

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Native whey induces higher and faster leucinemia than other whey protein supplements and milk: a randomized controlled trial

    Resistance exercise and protein intake are both strong stimuli for muscle protein synthesis. The potential for a protein to acutely increase muscle protein synthesis seems partly dependent on absorption kineti...

    Håvard Hamarsland, John Aleksander Larssen Laahne, Gøran Paulsen, Matthew Cotter, Elisabet Børsheim and Truls Raastad

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:10

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  3. Research article

    Acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue: a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover experiment

    Acute effects of caffeinated and non-caffeinated cocoa on mood, motivation, and cognitive function are not well characterized. The current study examined the acute influence of brewed cocoa, alone and with sup...

    Ali Boolani, Jacob B. Lindheimer, Bryan D. Loy, Stephen Crozier and Patrick J. O’Connor

    BMC Nutrition 2017 3:8

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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