Risk benefit assessment of supplements

In this lecture, Stephen Mears discusses the efficacy of supplements in sports nutrition, highlighting their role to enhance performance while reducing the risks of taking supplements. 

You will learn about:

 What actually is a supplement? Which supplements "work"
 Risks and rewards for supplement use

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Dr Stephen Mears

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35 mins

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Stephen Mears

Stephen Mears completed his PhD examining fluid intake behaviours in the workplace and following high intensity exercise at Loughborough University in 2012. Following his PhD, Stephen worked for Powerade as a Sports Scientist at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Stephens research seeks to explore the influence of carbohydrate metabolism and hypohydration on exercise performance. He is also a middle distance runner, competing for Charnwood AC and Harrow AC over 800m and 1500m. 
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