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Prebiotics improve glucose homeostasis: Study

By Danielle Masterson

The gut-brain axis plays a key role in the regulation of sugar in the blood. However, those with diabetes experience significantly higher sugar levels because the condition causes the regulation process to malfunction.

Professor Brewer: Athletes must think about nutrition seven days a week not just on ‘game days’

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Ex-World Cup sports scientist: Best carb-protein blend is 3:1

By Shane STARLING

Protein was once thought necessary to fuel sporting activity but evolving research has shown it is better for muscle recovery and short chain carbohydrates (sugars) are the accepted fuel tools. And then there are blends of the two…plus the carb and protein...

Endurance athletes like professional cyclists swear by sports gels - EFSA has failed to back their efficacy

“Try telling any marathoner or endurance cyclist that carb drinks and gels don't help them maintain performance over long distances and you'll be laughed out of the room..."

‘Controversial’; EFSA rejects sports gels for endurance

By Shane STARLING

Data backing ‘carbohydrate solutions’ like sports gels to benefit 60-minute-plus endurance efforts have been rebuffed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a decision one sports nutrition expert called, “controversial”.

Nestlé said its patent-pending bite-size sports nutrition snacks were portable and tasty compared to performance bars on the market

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Nestlé files patent for bite-size sports snacks

By Kacey Culliney

Nestlé has filed a patent for high-carb and high-protein bite-size dough snacks for athletes and health-conscious consumers looking to manage nutritional intake before and during exercise.

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