Fibres & carbohydrates

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Swimming study fails to find efficiency boost from carbs

By Hank Schultz

A study done on trained recreational swimmers showed a high carbohydrate diet did not improve swimming efficiency at moderate paces. But a nutrition expert observed that the intensity level was too low and duration too short to show the differences the...

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Polish footballers short on carbs, critical nutrients, study finds

By Hank Schultz

A recent study done on professional soccer players in Poland concluded that the players were not consuming enough carbohydrate and were deficient in several important nutrients. But an expert cited some flaws in the study’s design, highlighting the...

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Prof Glenn Gibson

Probiota Champions: In conversation with Prof Glenn Gibson

By Stephen Daniells

Purported prebiotics must show efficacy in in vivo studies to be worthy of the term, and that currently only applies to an exclusive list, says Prof Glenn Gibson, the scientist who co-coined the term in the mid-1990s.

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Researchers zero in on supplement use among college athletes

By Danielle Masterson

The high prevalence of dietary supplementation use in the athletic population means there is a risk of inadvertent doping for those users who don’t do their research or get their information from reliable sources.