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Entries for June 2015

The Power of Antioxidant Supplementation: Hype or Helpful?

Majid Koozehchian, M.S.

"In our bodies, oxygen constantly produces toxic substances called reactive oxygen species (ROS), also known as oxidants. Antioxidants, biomolecules that combat oxidant damage, are produced by the body and can also be taken in supplement form."

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Like a Fine Wine: Do athletes get better with age?

David Ferguson, Ph.D, RCEP 

"We have all heard the late night talk show hosts joke about an athlete’s inability to retire. In fact, there seems to be a consensus that once an athlete reaches a certain age, he should retire from the sport..."

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Eating Disorders in Athletes

Faith A. Lightfoot, BSE 

What do gymnasts Kathy Johnson, Nadia Comaneci and Cathy Rigby have in common? Over the past years they have all come forward and admitted to fighting an eating disorder. Cathy Rigby, a 1972 Olympian, battled anorexia and bulimia for 12 years. She went into cardiac arrest on two occasions as a result of it.

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Elementary School to the Pros: The Culture of Specialization in Youth Sport
Kyle Levers, MS, CSCS Despite all of the trophies and accomplishments hanging on the bedroom walls of today’s best youth athletes, many fail to...

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