Endurance sports and nutrition

What are endurance sports? In the last years endurance sports, defined in the PASSCLAIM document of the European Commission as those lasting 30 min or more, are increasing in popularity and competitions as half marathons, marathons, even ultramarathons, half Ironmans, or Ironman competitions attract more and more people. They are competitions which can last hours, […]

Fruits and vegetables in season

Health benefits of seasonal fruits and vegetables Numerous studies showed that seasonality plays a key role in optimizing the antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables. For example, a recent Chinese study have investigated the influence of growing season (summer vs winter) on the synthesis and accumulation of phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties in five grape […]

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in the secondary prevention of CVD

Omega-3 fatty acids and prevention of CVD Studies conducted on Greenland Eskimos, which consume large amount of fish or marine mammals rich in omega-3 fatty acids and have a low incidence of cardiovascular disease or CVD, have suggested a protective effects of such¬†fatty acids¬†against these disease. Results of other epidemiological studies, randomized trials and animal […]

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