Update on the Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance.

Research Paper Title Update: Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance. Background Fluid intake during military training is prescribed based on the interactions among work rates, environmental conditions, and uniform configurations. The efficacy of this guidance has not been empirically assessed in over a decade. To determine the acceptability of the fluid intake guidance, sweat losses… Read More

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Liquid Gold: Fancy a Drink of Water?

Did you know you can buy a bottle of water from Harrods for £80 (US$99), an upmarket department store in London (The Economist, 2017). Premium water, i.e. bottled water selling for $1.30 or more per litre, is commonly referred to as ‘liquid gold’. “According to Zenith Global, a consulting firm, the global market has grown by 9% annually… Read More

The Prevalence of Caffeine Use in [US] Military Populations

Research Paper Title Caffeine Use among Active Duty Navy and Marine Corps Personnel. Background Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate 89% of Americans regularly consume caffeine, but these data do not include military personnel. Methods This cross-sectional study examined caffeine use in Navy and Marine Corps personnel, including prevalence, amount… Read More

Is There Any Link Between Soft Drink Intake & Osteoarthritis?

Research Paper Title Soft Drink Intake and Progression of Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Background The researchers examined the prospective association of soft drink consumption with radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA). This was a prospective cohort study which used data from the osteoarthritis initiative (OAI). Methods In OAI, 2149 participants with… Read More

Private, I Know This Is A Battlefield. Now Go Get Me More Ice!

Research Paper Title Crushed Ice Ingestion – A Practical Strategy for Lowering Core Body Temperature. Abstract Exercise together with environmentally induced heat stroke continue to pose a problem for military operations in hot climates. A variety of cooling strategies are required by the military to mitigate the risk of heat stroke due to the variety… Read More