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Arnold School of Public Health

Performance Nutrition

Performance nutrition is the use of dietary interventions to impact and improve performance, training, and recovery abilities. It also focuses on improving body composition and optimizing changes in muscle mass. Dietary interventions include a range of topics looking at food type, energy, nutrients, supplements, and fluids to keep the body performing at peak levels.

Current Novel Research Efforts

  • Investigations of impacts of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-s).
  • Influence of caffeine and caffeine-derivatives on physical and cognitive performance in military & law enforcement.
  • Impact of protein supplementation on body composition, performance, and biomarker changes in high-level female athletes.
  • Hydration and heat tolerance.

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