This symposium will discuss approaches which are evolving the way in which Sports Nutrition can be tailored to the needs of the individual athlete. Dietary supplementation of creatine monohydrate is common in sport. Prof. Candow will open the session by sharing how this dietary supplementation regime has emerged to have other important effects beyond skeletal muscle. Next Dr. Sarah E Berry will share her research on the gut microbiome. Of specific interest is how novel approaches to microbiome profiling may inform personalized dietary recommendations, and how these may be relevant to athlete health and performance. A key physical attribute associated with the inter-individual variation in athletic performance is skeletal muscle fibre type. Historically, muscle fibre type profiling is widely acknowledged but avoided in professional sport due to the invasive nature of the assessment. In response, Prof. Wim Derave will share new methods of muscle fibre type profiling as well as potential implications for targeted sports nutrition recommendations. Finally, Dr. Sara Oikawa has been invited to discuss how sports nutrition recommendations are relevant and can evolve to have influence in fields beyond that of sport.

Date: Tuesday 4th, 15:15 – 17:30
Lecture room: Amphitheatre Bordeaux


Dr. Ian Rollo
Principal Scientist
Gatorade Sport Science Institute
UK / Loughborough University
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