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TalkingNutrition

Providing perspectives on recent research into vitamins and nutritionals

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    How do athletes optimize performance throughout the entire sports journey?

    There is no longer a ‘one size fits all’ approach to sports nutrition. The varied requirements of athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts have meant that consumers are increasingly looking to tailored products and customized solutions. From muscle function, to endurance and recovery, nutritional ingredients are being selected for their ability to offer targeted health benefits throughout the entire sports journey.

     

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    High-performance partnerships: how PeptoPro® supports Team Sunweb cyclists

    The demand for sports nutrition is ever growing, with the global market expected to reach USD 81.5 billion by 2023. For athletes and professional sportspeople, performance is everything – which means their nutrition must be able to deliver. In particular, the demands of endurance events make hydration key, with just 2% fluid loss during exercise diminishing performance by at least 10%. This year’s Giro d’Italia saw professional cycling team, Team Sunweb, taking their nutrition to the next level in collaboration with DSM and BORN, with high-performance beverage ISO PRO+.

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    Hidden hunger: the role of policy and nutrition in supporting healthy aging

    The New York Academy of Sciences event, ‘Hidden Hunger: Solutions for America’s aging population’, took place in Washington DC, and welcomed public health officials, healthcare practitioners and scientists from across the globe. Of particular interest at the event was the current status of hidden hunger in the US, and the role that policies can play in encouraging quality health care practices to promote adequate nutrition in the elderly.

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    Can nutrition help to protect our eyes as we age?

    March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, which provides a valuable opportunity to consider the impact our lifestyles and day-to-day activities can have on eye health throughout life. With daily consumption of digital technology increasingly widespread across the globe, particularly in office environments, chronic eye problems and injuries are no longer restricted to those in dangerous or labor-intensive careers. Indeed, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that long-term, prolonged exposure to blue light from sunlight and digital devices, such as computers, tablets and smartphones, may contribute to an increased risk of visual impairment in later life.

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    Why do some people age healthier than others?

    Life expectancy has increased substantially in recent years, but this is matched by the steady growth of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This has significant health and economic implications for both the individual and for society. With the world on the brink of a global health challenge, the right preventative measures need to be put in place before the problem inevitably worsens. A recent review suggests that nutritional intervention could play a key role in promoting health aging as part of a preventative approach.

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