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ISU to study effectiveness of exercise on people with mental health struggles

An Iowa State University associate professor of kinesiology wants to know more about how and why—and what type of—exercise matters in an individual's mental health. Jacob Meyer, the ISU associate professor, is setting out on... more »

Early sports participation correlated with higher bone mineral density

Loss of bone mineral density (BMD) with age is an important cause of osteoporosis (deterioration of bone tissue), which has been reported as one of the leading causes of falls among older adults in Japan.... more »

Effects of intermittent fasting on sports performance

Intermittent fasting has been a popular dietary pattern; notwithstanding its popularity, its impact on sports performance is unclear. Various dietary patterns or protocols have emerged in recent years to reduce or amplify physical exercise-derived adaptations... more »

Study: Biomechanical traits of the best free throw shooters

Basketball season is in full swing, and in a close game, the team that makes the highest percentage of free throws can often eke out the win. A better understanding of the precise biomechanics of... more »

Study: Ketone supplements may backfire on endurance athletes

Kinesiologists at McMaster University have found ketone supplements, used by some athletes hoping to cross the finish line faster, may worsen performance. The new study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism,... more »

Study examines abnormal heart function among elite athletes

A recent study involving nearly 300 elite athletes found that one in six has cardiac measures that would normally suggest reduced heart function. Further genetic analysis found that those same athletes also had an enrichment... more »

Study suggests physical activity reduces risk of breast cancer

Regular leisure time physical activity may reduce the risk of breast cancer for women before menopause, according to new researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research, London. The article, published Monday 11 December in the Journal of Clinical... more »

Study: Advanced footwear tech positively impacts elite sprint performances

A scientific study published in PeerJ Life & Environment sheds light on the potential game-changing impact of advanced footwear technology (AFT) on elite sprint performances in track and field. The research, titled "The Potential Impact of... more »

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