January 2017


Lindsay B. Baker, PhD

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SSE #179

Nicholas P. West, Candice Colbey, Jelena Vider, Amanda J Cox

February 2018

Topics: Sports Nutrition, Athlete Health

SSE #168

SSE #148

Enette Larson-Meyer

July 2015

Topics: Sports Nutrition

SSE #146

Jacqueline R. Berning

April 2015

Topics: Sports Nutrition, Sport Specific

SSE #132

Daniel Medina, Antonia Lizarraga and Franchek Drobnic

June 2014

Topics: Sports Nutrition, Training & Performance

SSE #89

The Juvenile Obesity Epidemic: Strike Back with Physical Activity

The last three decades have seen a dramatic surge in prevalence of children and adolescent obesity in many developed and underdeveloped countries. Even though the causes of this epidemic are not clear, the reduction in time spent in physical activity and the increase in sedentary pursuits such as TV viewing and computer games are likely contributing factors.

\r\n\r\nProper management of juvenile obesity should include nutritional changes, behavior modification and a physically active lifestyle.

Oded Bar-Or, M.D.

September 2006

Topics: Sports Nutrition, Athlete Health

SSE #77

Nutrition For Child And Adolescent Athletes

Dr. Oded Bar-Or discusses the physiological differences between children, adolescents and adults in this latest article. Protein requirements, fluid and electrolyte requirements and recommendations for optimal nutrition are provided in the article and supplement.

Oded Bar-Or, M.D.

August 2006

Topics: Sports Nutrition, Athlete Health

SSE #72

Exercise, Macronutrient Balance, and Body Weight Regulation

The accumulation of excess body fat appears to be fundamentally a problem resulting from inadequate fat oxidation relative to intake. An increase in body fat mass incrreases the concentration of free fatty acids in the blood, and this increased availability of lipid fuel is associated with increased fat oxidation. The increase in fat utilization that accompanies obesity helps re-establish a new equilibrium between fat intake and fat oxidation that serves to stabilize body weight, albeit at the cost of obesity. Because exercise can increase total daily energy expenditure and fat oxidation, chronic exercise can help prevent expansion of the adipose tissue mass, allowing the physically active individual to achieve fat balance at a lower body fat mass.

Christopher L. Melby, Dr.P.H., James O. Hill, Ph.D.

July 2006

Topics: Sports Nutrition, Body Composition

SSE #70

Nutrition Needs for Team Sport

There is a common belief that there are sport-specific diets. The truth is that there are only people-specific diets. The first nutritional requirement for athletes and their sports fans is a well-balanced diet that contains a wide range of foods and covers daily energy expenditure. As for the composition of this diet, health professionals recommend that it should be high in carbohydrate and low in fat (FAO/WHO, 1998). Ensuring that athletes follow these guidelines is the first step in the successful nutritional support for sports participation.

Clyde Williams, Ph.D. and Ceri W. Nicholas, Ph.D.

July 2006

Topics: Sports Nutrition

SSE #59

Fat Metabolism During Exercise: New Concepts

During intense exercise carbohydrate (not fat) can be mobilized and oxidized rapidly enough to meet the energy requirements for intense muscular contractions.

Edward F. Coyle, Ph.D.

June 2006

Topics: Sports Nutrition

SSE #58

The Role of Red Meat in an Athlete's Diet

Iron & zinc are the two nutrients most often deficient in vegetarian or modified-vegetarian diets. Athletes who choose to exclude meat from their diets must carefully plan diets to enhance nutrient availability, particularly for iron and zinc.

Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D.

June 2006

Topics: Sports Nutrition

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