School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Events

15 June 2021

Public lecture: Supplements in sport – risk or reward?

  • Tuesday 15 June 2021, 17:30-18:30
  • Online
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  • Ticket Information

    This event will take place online. It is free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in the topic.

    To book your place, please click here and complete the booking form. You will be emailed details of how to access the online talk the day before the event.

    If you have any questions about this event please email Alison Stanley.

About this event

his public lecture will be delivered by Dr Stephen Mears, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University, on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

Supplement use in sport is a multi-million-pound industry. Athletes often view supplements as a quick and easy way to gain a competitive edge but what is the scientific evidence to support this?

In this talk we will explore the evidence of some popular supplements and the impact they may have on performance. Is there a genuine physiological benefit from taking supplements or is it all in the mind? We will also explore the darker side of supplements and what happens when athletes make the wrong choice.

Stephen is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. His research examines nutritional interventions for health and performance in endurance exercise with current focus on hydration and renal health/function and the influence of carbohydrate metabolism and hypohydration on exercise performance. He is involved in marathon medical care research, sitting on the research board for the International Institute for Race Medicine.