A look at performance-enhancing products

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Sports supplement conference organised in January.

The US Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is to hold a conference, "The Science and Policy of Performance-Enhancing Products"​ in January at the Natcher Centre, based at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland, USA.

Co-sponsored by the NIH components, including the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), the event is for health care professionals, coaches, trainers, researchers, industry representatives, regulators and others who are interested in the latest scientific findings in the performance-enhancing product industry.

The agenda covers patterns of use, stimulant ingredients and challenges facing sports medicine health professionals. Presenters and panel members include members from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

"Our industry believes it is important for everyone involved with these products to understand and take responsibility for the role these products play in the field of sports nutrition,"​ stated John Cordaro, CRN president.

The CRN is a science-based trade association that represents approximately 110 companies in the dietary supplement industry.

Visit the CRN​site for more information about the conference.

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