Volunteers sought for research into post-exercise recovery
01 October 2012
Researchers from the Department for Health are looking for volunteers to examine the effects of different types of nutrition following exercise and their impact on recovery and repeated exercise performance.
The research project aims to explore the physiological and metabolic responses to different nutritional supplements containing carbohydrates with, or without, protein.
The aim of the study is to help understand how the body recovers after fatigue and ways to allow it to exercise for longer.
Dr James Betts, who is leading the study said: “Although sufficient intakes of carbohydrates are likely to maximise the recovery process, there is increasing evidence that adding protein may improve recovery and performance during repeated exercise.”