Sucking down sports drinks won't turn you into an Olympian, study says8/7/2012
If the incredible physical feats of the Olympics are inspiring you to get moving, power to you. But it might be wise to ignore the sports drinks being clutched by some athletes, according to an Oxford University study. The U.K. researchers found no scientific backing for more than half of the 400 sports drink advertising claims they examined, and found the rest to be based on flawed science. While the American Beverage Association have disputed the study's claims, many nutritionists are down on sports drinks because of the sugar they contain and have said they offer little benefit for people who work out less than two hours a day. So until you really ramp up that Olympic training, you might want to stick to good ol' water. [Source]
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