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NATURE’S GATORADE: Effectiveness of Coconut Water on Electrolyte and Carbohydrate Replacement
Kyle Levers, M.S. CSCS
"The popularity of coconut water has increased significantly over the past decade due to its nutritional composition and rehydration capability. Natural coconut water is the clear liquid found inside of a young, green coconut, not to be confused with the white liquid typically squeezed from the coconut’s outer layer, known as coconut milk. A growing number of nutritional advertisements promote the use of coconut water over other well-established sports drinks, such as Gatorade or PowerAde for enhanced rehydration and electrolyte replacement."

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Alpha Lipoic Acid, the Universal Antioxidant

Majid Koozehchian, M.S.

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA), also called thioctic acid, is an antioxidant that is commonly used as a dietary supplement, particularly in the Unites States.

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Six “Sexy” Lesson Plan Examined with the HECAT Guidelines
Brittany Rosen, Ph.D, CHES

What guidelines help create an effective health education lesson plan impacting students’ behaviors? My study examined the content of six sexual health lesson plans, found online at the Advocates for Youth website.

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Mighty Mouse: Understanding Myostatin
Kevin Shimkus, B.S.
As is well known, physical gains become slower and more difficult to achieve as athletes reach a more elite status. For those involved in strength- and power-based sports, improvements in strength and mass eventually plateau, and even rigorous workout and nutritional prescriptions may yield only minimal increases. So it is little surprise that many in the athletic world are starting to pay more attention to some very special mice.

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