What are the Energy Drink & Nutritional Supplement Beliefs Among US Naval Aviation Candidates?

Research Paper Title Energy Drink and Nutritional Supplement Beliefs Among Naval Aviation Candidates. Background The National Academy of Medicine called for increased research on nutritional supplement use among military members. Current research has suggested potential health risks posed by energy drink consumption. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of energy drink… Read More

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The UKs Defence People Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The health (physical and mental) and wider well-being of Service personnel people contributes directly to operational capability and, as such, is a high priority. The Chief of Defence People seeks to create the conditions for Service personnel to enjoy a level of health and well-being that maximises the capacity of people for work and this applies… Read More

What is the Role of Drill Sergeants in Nutrition Behaviours of Soldiers in Basic Combat Training?

Research Paper Title Role of Drill Sergeants in Nutrition Behaviours of Soldiers in Basic Combat Training. Background In the US Army, soldiers’ nutrition behaviours have a direct impact on their performance. The emphasis in basic combat training is on “soldierisation” (transforming a civilian into a soldier), and drill sergeants are instrumental in this process. Limited… Read More

Highlighting Supplement Use in UK-based British Army Soldiers in Training

Research Paper Title Supplement Use in UK-based British Army Soldiers in Training. Background The use of supplements is widespread at all levels of civilian sport and a prevalence of 60–90% is reported among high-performance UK athletes, including juniors. The prevalence of supplement use among UK-based British Army personnel is not known. The aim of the present… Read More

Are Armed Forces Personnel More Likely Than Civilians to use Potentially Dangerous Dietary Supplements?

Research Paper Title Surveillance of the armed forces as a sentinel system for detecting adverse effects of dietary supplements in the general population. Background Half the US population takes dietary supplements, but surveillance systems available to regulatory and public health authorities to determine whether specific dietary supplements present a risk are inadequate and numerous severe… Read More

ISSN Position Stand on the Safety & Efficacy of Creatine Supplementation in Exercise, Sport & Medicine

Research Paper Title International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, sport, and medicine. Abstract Creatine is one of the most popular nutritional ergogenic aids for athletes. Studies have consistently shown that creatine supplementation increases intramuscular creatine concentrations which may help explain the observed improvements in high intensity… Read More

What are the Effects of Deployment on Diet Quality & Nutritional Status of US Army SOF Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Effects of deployment on diet quality and nutritional status markers of elite U.S. Army special operations forces soldiers. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) Soldiers deploy frequently and require high levels of physical and cognitive performance. Nutritional status is linked to cognitive and physical performance. Studies evaluating dietary intake and nutritional status in… Read More