Poison or Potion? Does nutrigenetics hold the answer?

By Dr. Matt Higgins (PhD), University of Derby A huge number of people have done this in their lifetime. Many of you reading this will have already done this (several times) today. Several of you might be doing this as you read this article. What is ‘this’? ‘This’ is drinking coffee or more specifically consuming caffeine. Caffeine […]

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Challenging beliefs in sports nutrition: let’s not replace one myth with another

By Dr. Matt Higgins (PhD), University of Northampton In a recent BJSM editorial Dr Peter Brukner discussed the need to challenge two core strategies often adopted within the field of sport and exercise nutrition. The first tenet, that thirst is not a good indicator of hydration and that an individual must drink lots of fluids before, during […]

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Worst Drinks in The World – Drinks that Kill You with Calories

This smorgasbord of liquid cardiac stress tests  is fascinating because some of them look so benign (see SoBe Tea). And I’ve even handled some of these weapons of self-destruction (the Starbucks logo is so pretty against a coffee background). And feel free to check back to Neil King and John Blundell’s review in the December […]

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