Evidence-based sports nutrition: efficacy and energy drinks

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 Back in the summer, to celebrate the Olympics and the value of sports medicine research, a group of BioMed Central journals headed by BMC Medicine launched a thematic series: “Advances in Sports Nutrition, Exercise and Medicine”. The series has just been extended to include a systematic review from the International Society of Sports Nutrition on energy drinks.

The International Society of Sports Nutrition is the only academic society dedicated to sports and applied nutrition and publishes the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN).

International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: energy drinks” is the latest in a series of position papers published in JISSN, which are compiled by leading experts in sports nutrition on behalf of the Society. The authors, Campbell et al., have performed a systematic review encompassing over 200 peer-reviewed published articles to draw conclusions and set a series of recommendations on the use of energy drinks and energy shots during exercise. 

The extensive study is a must read for anyone interested in the controversial topic of energy drinks for exercise; one of the biggest areas of R&D in the sports nutrition industry. According to the British Soft Drinks Association, sales of sports and energy drinks topped £1,500 million last year in the UK alone.

JISSN publishes high-quality studies aimed at researchers and sport enthusiasts focused on delivering knowledge on exercise and nutrition in health, disease, rehabilitation, training, and performance. JISSN is a leading light in the field of evidence-based sports nutrition and a valuable resource for anyone interested in the field. Find out more about the journal here.