Defining the fine line between nutritional science and ‘doping’ has been a difficulty for years. But in an age of personalised nutrition and an ever greater understanding of the important role of foods and supplements in all parts of our life, has it become too difficult to tell?
How does the practicality of detection and enforcement determine the legality of certain nutritional interventions? Will ketones (which are oddly neither legally allowed or banned), hormone-enhancing foods or caffeine be the next targets for WADA? And how much does this ‘cutting edge’ science really matter to the weekend warrior compared to the elite level athlete?
Professor of Applied Sport Science & Head of School of Sport, Health & Applied Science
St Mary's University, Twickenham
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