Navigation Links
Energy drinks may give young sports teams an edge, study says
Date:9/8/2010

Consuming energy drinks during team sports could help young people perform better, a study suggests.

Sports scientists found that 12-14 year olds can play for longer in team games when they drink an isotonic sports drink before and during games.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh measured the performance of 15 adolescents during exercise designed to simulate the physical demands of team games such as football, rugby and hockey.

They showed for the first time that sports drinks helped the young people continue high intensity, stop-start activity for up to 24 per cent longer compared with players who drank a non-carbohydrate placebo solution.

The study was conducted because there is increasing evidence of young people consuming commercially available energy drinks during team games and researchers wanted to assess their impact. The findings are published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

The findings showed that drinking a 6 per cent carbohydrate-electrolyte solution improved endurance capacity but did not make young people run faster during intermittent exercise in team sports.

The solution containing carbohydrate, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium enhances hydration, helps prevent dehydration and provides a supply of energy to the body, thereby contributing to improved endurance capacity.

The researchers say the findings help to identify the importance of regular hydration and energy intake with a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution during games to replace fluids and provide energy in adolescent games players.

Dr John Sproule, Head of the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences of the University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education who led the research, said: "The importance of hydration to improve performance during exercise for adults is well known.

"This research helps us further understand how adolescents res
'/>"/>

Contact: Joanne Morrison
joanne.Morrison@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4266
University of Edinburgh
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Save-the-date: Major nanotech, energy, and biomed meeting
2. During exercise, the human brain shifts into high gear on alternative energy
3. Are we trading energy conservation for toxic air emissions?
4. Food for thought -- regulating energy supply to the brain during fasting
5. Cost-effective farm waste-to-energy technology focus of research
6. Trustee makes donation to start new solar energy research center at Rensselaer
7. Scientific community called upon to resolve debate on net energy once and for all
8. Energy Biosciences Institue named "Deal of Distinction" by tech-transfer group
9. A model to measure soil health in the era of bioenergy
10. Fish technology draws renewable energy from slow water currents
11. New publishing partnership for Energy for Sustainable Development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/17/2014)... knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent for practicing ... global outbreak and epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine ... issue, Ebola Virus and Public Health, to surround the ... this critical societal moment. , On October 17, ... Clinicians . The primer was prepared by Dr. Eric ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... for the first time how bacteria can grow directly ... the opportunity to get tremendous insights into bacteria behavior ... discovered the bacterial growth in chronic lung infections among ... by the immune cells. The researchers discovered the immune ... bacteria, forcing the bacteria to switch to a much ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes ... stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 ... is poorly understood. , A new computational ... a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may ... the switch to a malignant state. Published today ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection 2Modeling tumor dormancy 2
... Switzerland June 7, 2008 The Cancer and ... phase II clinical trial showing that 70 percent of ... with galiximab, an investigational anti-CD80 monoclonal antibody, when given ... the study, 44 percent achieved a complete response and ...
... who dig dinosaurs in Eastern Montana will now be ... excavated and before degrading begins. Paleontologists from Montana ... Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences recently bought and renovated ... to Eastern Montana for the summer. The lab ...
... Media Fellows, Wendy Hansen and Maddalena Jackson, are ... part of a 10-week internship from June to August ... Wendy Hansen is a biophysics Ph.D. candidate ... 2008 graduate of Harvey,Mudd College, Claremont, Calif., with a ...
Cached Biology News:Galiximab in combination with rituximab in patients with previously untreated follicular lymphoma 2Dinosaur diggers bring mobile lab, new techniques to Eastern Montana 2Dinosaur diggers bring mobile lab, new techniques to Eastern Montana 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" ... which brings Q3 orders to $5.8 million and provides a good ... in North America and one in the ... bid new projects at record levels," said Peter Bruijns , ... at the end of Q3 than they have been for any ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 OncLive® ... Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University has ... Through the Strategic Alliance Partnership program, the Sidney ... collaborate to raise awareness of the Center’s cutting-edge ... other projects. Clinicians and other health care professionals ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... OCTOBER 20-22, 2014: The 9th Annual ... take place at the Congress Center Basel, ... now available at http://www.abim.ch . ... from all over the globe will exchange ... products and developments on the world market. ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report defines and ... and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to ... by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) ... the TOC of the Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report ... It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 2Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
... Today, competitors can copy the newest product enhancement, ... back-office process seemingly overnight. Indeed, it seems that ... This realization has led many corporate leaders to ... pursue is to create organizations that can respond ...
... an agreement Thursday with Capital Data, Inc. ... and financial services, according to TeraMEDICA's executive vice ... Data will bundle TeraMEDICA's TI2m archive solution into ... a territory that includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, ...
... , a unit of General Electric Company , ... ultrasound that is expected to increase efficiency for physicians. ... to perform the duties of larger-scale systems but in ... less. The system makes it possible for patients to ...
Cached Biology Technology:Going beyond me, too customer experiences 2Going beyond me, too customer experiences 3Going beyond me, too customer experiences 4TeraMEDICA and Capital Data enter into diagnostic imaging agreement 2GE Healthcare announces new, high-tech 'stethoscope' 2