Navigation Links
Nestle Launches New Research Program on the Specific Nutritional Needs of Athletes
Date:12/4/2008

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the findings of its 5th International Nutrition Symposium, which explored scientific advances in nutrition and its importance in elite physical performance, Nestle has launched a new research program on the specific nutritional needs of athletes engaged in different kinds of sports. The program will provide data to help support a more personalized approach to sports nutrition in the future, which should lead to a new generation of personalized sports nutrition products for leading, and aspiring athletes.

"The new research program further strengthens Nestle's commitment to promoting sporting integrity through nutrition," said Richard Laube, Nestle Nutrition CEO. "Since 2004, we have sponsored nutrition-focused international symposia that address consumer needs, ranging from weight management, healthy recovery, and now helping athletes optimize performance."

At a special conference for the media, Nestle announced the key research findings from the 2008 International Nutrition Symposium and provided a forum for discussion. Among the findings:

    -- A good diet has a much greater potential than previously recognized to
       improve physical performance;
    -- Exercise/physical activity is highly beneficial to human health at all
       ages; inactivity is devastating to human health at all ages;
    -- Muscle development and degradation are active processes; muscle cell
       requires stimulation -- use it or lose it;
         -- Muscle metabolism is, in part, mediated by nuclear receptors
         -- Exercise turns the nuclear receptors on -- and drugs targeting
            these receptors mimic exercise in animal models
    -- Nutritional status and exercise are critical to build and retain bones
       through life
    -- Nutrition can enhance the benefits of exercise, but, its ability to
       prevent the damage of inactivity is limited.

Werner Bauer, Chief Technology Officer, outlined Nestle's competitive advantages in food and nutrition sciences research and development, citing the wealth of consumer and safety research supporting billions of unique products. He also touted Nestle's goal of creating foods that better meet consumer needs for nutrition, health and wellness such as by reducing trans fat content and adding whole grains.

Dr. Bruce German, a Professor at the Department of Food Sciences and Technology at the University of California-Davis, and Senior Scientific Advisor at Nestle explained the mission of the International Nutrition Symposia and the challenge of bringing leading scientists together. "The idea of having an annual scientific event was a bold one. Among the many scientists, eight Nobel laureates have stood here. We want these scientists to come into this room and then challenge them to think broadly on how their science can be translated into improvements in the human condition through diet."

Highlighting the media conference was a public debate between two elite athletes. Gunn-Rita Dahle, eight-time world champion mountain biker, and Faris Al-Sultan, five-time Ironman winner and former Ironman world champion -- together with Dr. Samantha Stear, Head of Nutrition at the English Institute of Sport -- debated the proper use of nutrition during training, performance and recovery.

"Nestle is playing its part, with top quality products, adding nutritional integrity to the health and well-being of young people," said David Hemery, a former Olympic champion and founder of the 21st Legacy Project, in his keynote speech. Hemery underlined the importance of athletes achieving elite performances through talent, hard work and determination as role models for youth.

Separate Web casts of these different discussions can be watched on http://www.nestle.com.

About Nestle Nutrition

Through science-based nutrition products and services, Nestle Nutrition helps enhance the quality of people's lives by supporting health and providing care for consumers with special needs -- at every stage of life. Nestle Nutrition is a part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland -- the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, with 2007 sales of $90 billion.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Nestle
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nestle Juicy Juice Kicks Off Summer Promoting Nutritious, Active Lifestyle Choices Among Latino Children, Families
2. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
3. UPMC Health Plan Launches New Personal Health Record
4. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
5. Academy of General Dentistry Launches Campaign to Focus on Tooth Erosion
6. Keeping Kids Healthy and Fit: The New York Kids Club Launches a Revolutionary New Fitness Program
7. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
8. Mannatech Launches Phase One of New Sales and Training Tools
9. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
10. Actavis Launches Carvedilol Tablets in the U.S.
11. MedQuist Re-launches New, Improved Web Site
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Student-doctors from Western University ... Match Program Tuesday, February 9, taking one of the final steps in their ... education positions across the country. Of the 103 student-doctors who comprise the College ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Nashville, TN (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... commercial cleaning business to a new market, and it’s the buildings of Nashville that ... much that when I needed to relocate to Nashville, there was no question that ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Thermi™, a ... is pleased to announce the promotions of Allison Kelly to executive vice president ... to executive vice president of North American capital sales, and Wendy Oseas to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... ?" motivational speaker, trainer and author Ray Clarke poses a question as a ... fulfillment . In his book, "Being in the Being" (published by Partridge Singapore), ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... updated its hallmark resource, Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, to include vascular visualization ... illumination with an estimated 85% share of the market, facilitates adherence to this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016 Potrero ... system, is pleased to announce the appointment of George ... San Antonio, TX , WellMed is ... servicing over 200,000 patients and HMO members in ... founding WellMed in 1990 out of his own internal medicine ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  AfterPill.com is reporting that this week,s Centers ... all women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy ... and raises the risks of unprotected sex in particular.  ... According to the Guttmacher Institute, there are 43 million ... age, who have sex without the intention of becoming ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  Proliant Biologicals is proud to announce ... (BSA) manufacturing facility.  The facility is located on the ... in Feilding. Boone , Iowa.  ... duplicate the systems in the U.S. facility, with critical ... U.S. installations.  --> Boone ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: