International Consensus on Military Research Priorities & Gaps

Research Paper Title International consensus on military research priorities and gaps – Survey results from the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance. Background The objectives of this study were to identify perceived priorities related to military personnel’s health and physical performance, among attendees at the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance (ICSPP), and… Read More


8 Tips In Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While Losing Weight

We all want to live vigorous, vibrant lives, and becoming healthier is one of the most important steps towards getting in the best shape of your life. When embarking on the journey to a healthier you, it is important to not lose sight of your end goals. It is also crucial that you maintain a… Read More

Military Recruits & Dietary Intake

Research Paper Title Dietary Intake in Relation to Military Dietary Reference Values During Army Basic Combat Training; a Multi-center, Cross-sectional Study. Background The military dietary reference intakes (MDRIs), outlined in Army Regulation 40-25, OPNAVINST 10110.1/MCO10110.49, AFI 44-141, establish standards intended to meet the nutrient requirements of Warfighters. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to… 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

Jurched vs Mongol: Carbohydrate vs Protein

“Compared to the Jurched soldiers, the Mongols were much healthier and stronger. The Mongols consumed a steady diet of meat, milk, yoghurt, and other diary products, and they fought men who lived on gruel made from various grains. The grain diet of the peasant soldiers stunted their bones, rotted their teeth, and left them weak… Read More

Any Link: Brain Volume & a Mediterranean Diet

Researchers have reported that people who more closely followed a Mediterranean-like diet had total brain volume that was 13.11  mL larger (P=0.007) than that of people who adhered less closely to he diet. Eating more fish and less meat was associated with larger brain volumes. The researchers estimated that the effect of adhering to a… Read More

ADF: Quality Assurance of Current Combat Ration Pack Components

Research Paper Title Quality Assurance of Current Combat Ration Pack Components: 12 Months Progress Report on 2010/11 Ration Packing Program. Abstract The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) provides science and technology (S&T) support to the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the through-life management of combat ration pack (CRP) components. DSTO’s support includes provision of… Read More