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NCRC Science Stop is a New Addition at Jiggy with a Piggy

Kannapolis, NC- The annual Jiggy with a Piggy Festival is this weekend in downtown Kannapolis. Scientists and staff from the research centers at the NC Research Campus are joining the fun on Saturday, May 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at the NCRC Science stop. Children and their families will find the Science Stop […]

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Men with Achy Knees Needed for Research Study

The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory needs 26 men between the ages of 50 and 75 with achy knees for a study examining the effectiveness of a product made from natural ingredients on knee discomfort. Those who complete the study earn $300. Since 32 percent of all U.S. adults report joint discomfort that gets […]

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Tips to Make Pokémon Go a Real-Time Healthy Experience

Whether players are catching or hatching them all, the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and neighboring downtown Kannapolis have Poke Stops, gyms, and plenty of Pokémon plus the scientific expertise in nutrition, plant biology and human health that, believe it or not, will boost your Poke play. Get those steps in As the Pokemon theme song […]

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David Nieman: Metabolomics in Nutrition & Exercise Science

By Robin Fastenau, Metabolon Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Read the original article on the Metabolon Blog. We asked David Nieman, D.Ph., FACSM, an expert in exercise science, to share his experience with metabolomics and how it has impacted his research. David is a professor in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University […]

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Feeling sick but still want to exercise? Let the ‘neck rule’ be your guide

By Constance Sommer Read the original article in the LA Times. It’s that time of year again — the time for sore throats and sniffles, body aches and fevers. It’s also the time for throat lozenges, hot tea with lemon, chicken soup and long naps. But what about sweating it out? What’s a fitness fanatic […]

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6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People

By Kimberly Goad Read the original article on WebMD. Admit it, you’re a little jealous of people who stockpile their sick days. While you sneeze and cough your way through cold and flu season, they show no signs of even a sniffle. Don’t just envy them. Steal their secrets for a stronger immune systemand a healthier […]

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Why You Should Eat a Banana Before Your Next Workout

By Emily Abbate Read the original article on SHAPE. Ready to totally rock your next workout? Then it’s time to double up on your fave on-the-go fruit If you want a better workout, you may want to add bananas to that morning smoothie, says a new study published in the Journal of Proteome Research. After fasting overnight, […]

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Bananas Best for Bicyclists

Read the original article on Dole Nutrition News. Bananas Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery in Cyclists Athletes, listen up! If you’re preparing for your next long-distance race, you may want to throw a few bananas in your gym bag. Researchers at the North Carolina Research Campus, including Dole Nutrition Institute and Appalachian State University scientists, […]

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Not Everyone Should Be Doing the Bonk Workout

By: Erin Beresini Read the original article in Outside Magazine. A new study brings up two more glaring reasons to avoid hitting the wall in training. The bonk run (or ride) is a workout both feared and revered in some elite endurance training circles. The general idea behind it is this: you work out sans […]

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Stay Happy to Stay Well- How merrymaking cuts your cold risk

by Jennifer Anju Grossman Read the original article on Healthzette. Being sick can be a bummer, but can being bummed out make you sick? The answer is yes, according to new research that suggests a link between a lower mood and higher rates of infection. Psychologist Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University looked at how psychological […]

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Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery

Metabolomics-Based Analysis of Banana and Pear Ingestion on Exercise Performance and Recovery, Journal of Proteome Research, November 12, 2015. David C. Nieman,*,† Nicholas D. Gillitt,‡ Wei Sha,§ Mary Pat Meaney,† Casey John,† Kirk L. Pappan,# and Jason M. Kinchen# †Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081, United States […]

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Breaking the Pill Drill: Why athletes need to pause before popping ibuprofen

By Matt Morrison Read the original article on Healthzette. Once or twice a week, Jeff McDonald heads to the local golf course near his home in Saratoga, California. Before his regular round with friends, McDonald warms up for 20 to 30 minutes on the driving range. “That’s how long it takes for the drugs to kick […]

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More Sleep May Be Key to Fewer Colds

By Casey Leins, US News and World Report. Read the original story.   A new study shows that your grandmother was right all along. A new study confirms what our grandmothers have been telling us for a long time: The less sleep you get, the more likely it is that you’ll get sick. The study, published […]

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Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

By Mandy Oaklander. Time Magazine Read the original article. 5/5 Experts Say Yes. Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? According to a zoo spokesperson, they’re too sugary for monkeys, too caloric, and they could give rise to health problems like type-2 […]

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Rethinking Your Advil Habit

By Jillian Rose Lim, Men’s Journal Read Original Article The Truth About Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Most of us have taken anti-inflammatory drugs at some point: From Advil to Excedrin to pharmacy-brand ibuprofen or naproxen, they can help with fever, headaches, back pain, and muscle cramps after the gym. But research links this class of drugs, also known as […]

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The elite athlete paradox: how running a marathon can make you ill

Although exercise is good for you, when that exercise is extremely intense – for example during the training and completion of a hard race – the immune system is supressed, leaving an open window for infection The elite athlete paradox states that, although exercise is good for health, extreme exercise can suppress the immune system, […]

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Should you take painkillers during an endurance race?

By Max Anderton, Men’s Fitness Read the original story. Towards the end of a big race muscle fatigue and pain kicks in and taking painkillers seems like a good idea. Don’t give in to that temptation. Several studies have found that popping pills while racing can affect your performance negatively and even damage your health. […]

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Post-exercise skeletal muscle glycogen related to plasma cytokines and muscle IL-6 protein content, but not muscle cytokine mRNA expression

Post-exercise skeletal muscle glycogen related to plasma cytokines and muscle IL-6 protein content, but not muscle cytokine mRNA expression, Frontiers in Nutrition, 26 Aug 2015, David C. Nieman1* 1Appalachian State University, USA Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this study was to correlate post-exercise muscle glycogen levels with changes in plasma cytokine, and muscle mRNA cytokine […]

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Rhodiola rosea Exerts Antiviral Activity in Athletes Following a Competitive Marathon Race

Rhodiola rosea Exerts Antiviral Activity in Athletes Following a Competitive Marathon Race, Front. Nutr., 31 July 2015, Maryam Ahmed1*, Dru A. Henson1, Matthew C. Sanderson1, David C. Nieman2, Jose M. Zubeldia3 and R. Andrew Shanely4 1Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA 2Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, Kannapolis, NC, USA 3PoliNat SL, Las Palmas, […]

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Why Tejay Van Garderen Made the Right Choice

By: Adam Roy, July 24, 2015 Read the original article in Outside Magazine. Tejay Van Garderen had been hoping to end his Tour de France on top of the podium. Instead, he ended it by the side of the road. The 26-year-old BMC leader had been hanging tight in third place, poised to possibly become […]

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Cabarrus County STEM educators get hands-on at the Plants for Human Health Institute

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Field trips are opportunities to enhance the educational environment by going outside the classroom, and having a little fun. STEMersion offers teachers a week of field trips to local STEM-related businesses and organizations. On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 26 Cabarrus County educators participating in STEMersion will enjoy a field trip to the […]

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No Positive Influence of Ingesting Chia Seed Oil on Human Running Performance

No Positive Influence of Ingesting Chia Seed Oil on Human Running Performance, 15 May 2015,  Nutrients , David C. Nieman 1,*, Nicholas D. Gillitt 2, Mary Pat Meaney 1 and Dustin A. Dew Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA; E-Mails: meaneymp@appstate.edu (M.P.M.); dustindew@gmail.com (D.A.D.) Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, […]

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Ultrasonic assessment of exercise-induced change in skeletal muscle glycogen content

Ultrasonic assessment of exercise-induced change in skeletal muscle glycogen content, 2015 Apr 18, BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. Nieman DC1, Shanely RA2, Zwetsloot KA2, Meaney MP1, Farris GE3. 1Appalachian State University, Human Performance Lab, North Carolina Research Campus, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081 USA. 2Department of Health and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC USA. 3Department […]

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Adiposity, Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness in Middle School Aged Children

Adiposity, Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness in Middle School Aged Children,  Apr 2015 ,The FASEB Journal, David Nieman1, Dustin Dew1 and Pamela Krasen1 1North Carolina Research Campus Appalachian State University Kannapolis NC United States Abstract National data suggest that aerobic fitness and adiposity are negatively correlated in children, but this relationship was established using submaximal exercise tests and skinfold […]

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Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance

Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance, The FASEB Journal, April 2015, David Nieman1, Nicholas Gillitt2, Mary Pat Meaney1, Dustin Dew1 and Fuxia Jin2 1NCRC Appalachian State University United States 2Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory Dole Foods United States Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance Abstract Plasma ALA levels peak about 2 h after ingestion, […]

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Research campus moving past slow start, looking to define future

By Josh Bergeron, Salisbury Post Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246. Read Original Article The N.C. Research Campus still lags behind initial employment projections, but, as the nation and state recover from an economic recession, growth is beginning to pick up. Following billionaire businessman David Murdock’s $15 million annual endowment last year, the research campus […]

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Fit Kids: Study Highlights Importance of Teenagers Staying Active

See the original story and video on TimeWarner Cable News. CHARLOTTE—A new study out of the North Carolina Research Campus found that four out of 10 middle school students are considered overweight or obese. Doctors say this trend can puts kids at a higher risk for disease. The state requires schools to provide a minimum […]

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Cytokine expression and secretion by skeletal muscle cells: regulatory mechanisms and exercise effects

Cytokine expression and secretion by skeletal muscle cells: regulatory mechanisms and exercise effects, Queensland University, Feb 2015, Jonathan M. Peake1, Paul Della Gatta2, Katsuhiko Suzuki3, David C. Nieman4 Affiliations: 1 School of Biomedical Sciences and Institute of Health and Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 2 Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and […]

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Is training making you sick?

By: Susan Lacke Read the original article on  Triathlete Europe. Photo: Shutterstock Have a case of the sniffles? Your workouts may be to blame. Though moderate exercise can bolster a person’s immune system, intense or prolonged efforts can have the opposite effect. When training volume increases, many triathletes find they are more susceptible to illness. […]

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Influence of Pistachios on Performance and Exercise-Induced Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, Immune Dysfunction, and Metabolite Shifts in Cyclists: A Randomized, Crossover Trial.

Influence of Pistachios on Performance and Exercise-Induced Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, Immune Dysfunction, and Metabolite Shifts in Cyclists: A Randomized, Crossover Trial. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 19, Nieman DC1, Scherr J2, Luo B3, Meaney MP1, Dréau D4, Sha W5, Dew DA1, Henson DA6, Pappan KL7. Appalachian State University, Human Performance Lab, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC, United States of America. 2Department of Prevention and […]

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ASU Lab Partner with Valencell Sports Testing Lab

Published on Tech Focus Media, September 25, 2014. RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Valencell, <http://valencell.com/>  an expert and pioneer in precision biometric data sensor technology, has opened a new, state of the art sports performance lab within its Raleigh headquarters. The new facility has been built to meet the outstanding demand from existing […]

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NCRC Study Finds Polyphenol-Packed Diet Shields Athletes from Illness

BusinessWire September 22, 2014 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time KANNAPOLIS, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NC Research Campus (NCRC) scientists have found that a polyphenol-packed diet may keep athletes’ immune systems revved up before and after intense exercise. Numerous studies show that athletes, especially marathon runners, experience depressed immune systems for up to 72 hours after competing. In a […]

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Human Skeletal Muscle Biopsy Procedures Using the Modified Bergström Technique

Human Skeletal Muscle Biopsy Procedures Using the Modified Bergström Technique JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine, Sept 10, 2014, R. Andrew Shanely1,2, Kevin A. Zwetsloot2, N. Travis Triplett2, Mary Pat Meaney1,2, Gerard E. Farris3, David C. Nieman Human Performance Laboratory, North Carolina Research Campus, Appalacian State University, 2College of Health Sciences, Appalachian State University, 3Department of Emergency Medicine, […]

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Blueberry And Green Tea Extract Protects Hard-Training Runners

By Amby Burfoot (Google+) Runner’s World. Read the original article.  As we reported last week, hard training just before a pre-race taper can improve your race performance. As we noted, however, the same hard training can lead to illness, especially in the form of upper respiratory tract infection. So the key question becomes: How do […]

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The Metabolite Profiles of the Obese Population Are Gender-Dependent

The Metabolite Profiles of the Obese Population Are Gender-Dependent J Proteome Res. 2014 Aug 17, Xie G, Ma X, Zhao A, Wang C, Zhang Y, Nieman D, Nicholson JK, Jia W, Bao Y, Jia W. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Diabetes Mellitus and Center for Translational Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai 200233, China. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory Abstract Recent studies have […]

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NC Research Campus Scientists Create Gold Standard for Measuring Oxidative Stress

By Lukas Johnson Charlotte Observer View the original article. – COURTESY OF DAVID NIEMAN A team of scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis have developed what they believe could become the new global standard for measuring free radicals in athletes. Test subjects included several high-performing athletes who rode bicycles on a computerized, […]

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The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection

The Protective Effects of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Susceptibility to Virus Infection Phytother Res. 2014 Aug 2, Ahmed M1, Henson DA, Sanderson MC, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Lila MA. Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 28608, USA. Abstract Prolonged and intensive exercise induces transient immunosuppression and is associated with an increased risk and severity of infections. The goal of […]

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NCRC team discovers new biomarker for oxidative stress

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:23 pm Read the original article as posted by the Independent Tribune staff KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) have discovered a new way to detect oxidative stress generated during exercise. A team led by Dr. David Nieman, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory […]

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NCRC team discovers new biomarker for oxidative stress

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) have discovered a new way to detect oxidative stress generated during exercise. A team led by Dr. David Nieman, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at NCRC, identified 13-HODE + 9-HODE as an oxidative stress biomarker for studies involving intense exercise, […]

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Metabolomics approach to assessing plasma 13- and 9-hydroxy-octadecadienoic acid

Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2014 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] Metabolomics approach to assessing plasma 13- and 9-hydroxy-octadecadienoic acid and linoleic acid metabolite responses to 75-km cycling. Nieman DC, Shanely RA, Luo B, Meaney MP, Dew DA, Pappan KL. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, NC Research Campus. Abstract Bioactive oxidized linoleic acid metabolites (OXLAMs) include 13- […]

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Priming of the antiviral immune transcriptome by a mixed flavonoid-fish oil supplement in adult overweight women

Priming of the antiviral immune transcriptome by a mixed flavonoid-fish oil supplement in adult overweight women. The FASEB Journal. April 2014. Lynn Cialdella-Kam2, David Nieman1, Amy Knab5, R. Andrew Shanely1,Mary Pat Meaney1, Fuxia Jin3, Wei Sha6 and Sujoy Ghosh4. 1Appalachian State University Kannapolis NC United States; 2Case Western University Cleveland OH United States; 3Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory Kannapolis NC United States; 4Duke-NUS […]

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Effects of a freeze-dried juice blend powder on exercise-induced inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune function in cyclists

Effects of a freeze-dried juice blend powder on exercise-induced inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune function in cyclists.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. March 2014. Knab AM, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Shanely RA, Cialdella-Kam L, Henson D, Sha W, Meaney MP. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus; Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, NC Research Campus; UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division, […]

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Study Finds That Vitamin D2 Supplements Don’t Enhance Stamina

By Renee Elder Correspondent February 16, 2014 Pit crew members for Hendrick Motorsports based in Concord served as subjects in a recent study that showed taking vitamin D2 supplements can lead to sore muscles that take longer to recover following exercise. The study was intended to examine whether vitamin D2 supplements might boost stamina during […]

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Vitamin D2 vs D3

 Known for decades as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D today is clouded by controversy. Physicians and scientists are in heated debates over the actuality of a global rise in vitamin D deficiency as well as the effectiveness of and need for more vitamin D testing. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to rickets and other bone deforming […]

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ASU, Dole and NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports Team Up for New Findings on Vitamin D

Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus teamed up with NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports for a study sponsored by Dole Food Company. The goal of the study was to determine if a Portobello mushroom powder rich with vitamin D2 through exposure to ultraviolet light would have any effect on muscle function, exercise-induced muscle damage and delayed […]

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Burn Calories, Tone Muscle and Work Your Heart By Dancing

Wednesday February 5, 2014, 10:06 AM BY  JENNIFER V. HUGHES SPECIAL TO THE RECORD The Record It would make sense to assume that Carole Steele of Cresskill started taking dance classes as an adult, inspired by her daughter who would one day become a junior member of the Tulsa Ballet. But the truth is, it […]

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D2 vitamin, poor choice for athletes

Friday, January 31, 2014 D2 vitamin, poor choice for athletes It is considered that athletes who are willing to improve their performance should avoid taking D2 vitamin. A new study released at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis proves that athletes who took D2 vitamin had their D3 […]

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Clinical Trials Results Highlight the Efficancy of Instaflex Joint Supplement

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Direct Digital, LLC, the developer and marketer of Instaflex® Joint Support, one of the nation’s top-selling joint relief supplements, recently announced the findings of an independent clinical study which reviewed the efficacy of the popular product. The trial was an eight week, double-blind, placebo controlled study of both male […]

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NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports Leaves Its Mark on Science

Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, NC, is one of NASCAR’s premier teams. They are not only leaving their mark in the annals of motor sports, they are leaving their mark on science. Hendrick Motorsports is home to four of the most recognized names in racing: Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cumulatively, […]

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Research shows taking vitamin D2 is a poor choice for athletes

January 27, 2014 Vitamin D Council BOONE—Power athletes and others looking for an edge to improve their performance should avoid taking vitamin D2. Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis showed that taking vitamin D2 supplements decreased levels of vitamin D3 in the body and resulted […]

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New research suggests vitamin D2 could lead to higher muscle damage after weight lifting

New research suggests vitamin D2 could lead to higher muscle damage after weight lifting Posted on January 27, 2014 by Vitamin D Council   Results from a new study show that vitamin D2 may not be beneficial to muscle health in athletes. There is ongoing study about the difference in effects of vitamin D3 versus […]

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Runners Suffer More Inflammation and Muscle Damage Than Cyclists

  The Almagest New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. […]

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Children can reap positive health benefits from increased physical activity

Studies conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., show that when children increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Benefits include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other […]

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A little exercise goes a long way to prevent disease in children

Science Daily Studies conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., show that when children increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Benefits include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease […]

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Walk to Avoid Seasonal Weight Gain, Colds and Flu

If you want to check holiday weight gain and beat cold and flu season, add a brisk walk to your daily routine. A frequently cited study published in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that their study group gained less than one pound during the holidays. For most people, holiday weight gain can top five to 10 […]

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Vitamin D2 Supplementation Amplifies Eccentric Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage in NASCAR Pit Crew Athlete

Vitamin D2 Supplementation Amplifies Eccentric Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage in NASCAR Pit Crew Athletes. Nutrients 2014. December 2013. David C. Nieman, Nicholas D. Gillitt, R. Andrew Shanely, Dustin Dew, Mary Pat Meaney and Beibei Luo. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis; Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis; Key […]

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The Effects of Moderate Exercise on Chronic Stress-Induced Intestinal Barrier Dysfunction and Antimicrobial Defense.

The Effects of Moderate Exercise on Chronic Stress-Induced Intestinal Barrier Dysfunction and Antimicrobial Defense. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Nov 27, 2013. [Epub ahead of print] Luo B, Xiang D, Nieman DC (ASU Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus), Chen P. Key Laboratory of Exercise and Health Sciences of Ministry of Education, Shanghai University […]

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A commercialized dietary supplement alleviates joint pain in community adults: a double-blind, placebo-controlled community trial.

A commercialized dietary supplement alleviates joint pain in community adults: a double-blind, placebo-controlled community trial. Nutrition Journal. November 25, 2013. David C Nieman, R Andrew Shanely, Beibei Luo, Dustin Dew, Mary Pat Meaney, and Wei Sha. Appalachian State University, Human Performance Lab, North Carolina Research Campus; Key Laboratory of Exercise and Health Sciences of Ministry […]

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Sugar-heavy sports drinks don’t benefit everyone

&NewsObserver By Reid Creager It’s a regular routine for countless health-conscious people: some moderate cardio and/or weight training, maybe a 10- or 15-minute run followed by a half-hour with barbells or resistance equipment, all fueled by or finished with their favorite sports drink. Researcher David Nieman says that’s a calorie calamity. Although regular physical activity […]

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Runners suffer more inflammation and muscle damage than cyclists

Medical Press New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. After […]

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Infants to Teens Impacted by Genetics, Nutrition and Exercise

NCRC News Scientists at the NC Research Campus are exploring areas of genetics, nutrition and human performance that impact brain development, risk factors for disease and the overall health of infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers.   Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive […]

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Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]

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Decoded Antioxidants in Blueberries Speed Up Metabolism

Counsel & Heal Michelle Gil Update Date: Oct 11, 2013 10:23 AM EDT “Eat your blueberries!” say human performance researchers. Who knew this teeny tiny fruit could be such a gem in providing a better workout. Surely, you might have stumbled upon a sticker on your blueberry casing at the supermarket labeled “high in antioxidants”. […]

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Runners Incur More Physical Damage Than Cyclists From Intense Workouts

BioSpace (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 8, 2013)- New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the […]

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Blueberry power: Eat your way to a better workout

Medical Press Dr. Mary Ann Lila presents protein powders that have been infused with health-promoting compounds from fresh produce like blueberries. These powders can be used as food products. Drop and give me 20. But don’t forget to eat your blueberries before and after you complete those push-ups.  It turns out that that the fruit, […]

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New Study Finds Benefits of Combining Blueberries and Exercise

PR Web According to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, researchers have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits – the ability for the body to burn fat longer after exercise, and improved absorption of inflammation-reducing antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. Weekend warriors and elite athletes can benefit from combining blueberries […]

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Research shows daily distance running to be harmful

  10/09/2013 06:27 PM  TWC News: Research shows daily distance running to be harmful By: Jenna Barnes CHARLOTTE–For Cathy Michael, running is more than just exercise.”It’s empowering, it’s exciting,” Michael said. She runs several miles every week and she’s completed three marathons. “It’s pretty amazing. You spend months and months training for it,” Michael said. […]

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Intense Workouts Cause Runners More Physical Damage Than Cyclists

NCRC News New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling, was conducted by the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. After […]

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A little exercise goes a long way to prevent disease in children

Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm · By ASU News Filed under General, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, Research, Today ShareThis NC RESEARCH CAMPUS—Studies by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis prove that when kids increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits […]

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ASU study: Cycling easier on the body than running

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports. The study, “Immune and Inflammation Responses to a 3-day Period of Intensified Running Versus Cycling,” was conducted by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. […]

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Influence of vitamin D mushroom powder supplementation on exercise-induced muscle damage in vitamin D insufficient high school athletes

Influence of vitamin D mushroom powder supplementation on exercise-induced muscle damage in vitamin D insufficient high school athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences. October 2013. Shanely RA, Nieman DC, Knab AM, Gillitt ND, Meaney MP, Jin F, Sha W, Cialdella-Kam L. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, NC Research Campus, Kannapolis , NC. Abstract Abstract Incidence of vitamin D deficiency is increasing worldwide. The purpose […]

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Blueberry study bears fruit at Research Campus

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Blueberries have taken center stage again at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, this time as part of a discovery researchers say enhances the scientific understanding of nutrient absorption and exercise. Blueberries have high concentrations of polyphenols, a class of bioactive compounds in fruits and vegetables […]

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Immune and inflammation responses to a 3-day period of intensified running versus cycling.

Immune and inflammation responses to a 3-day period of intensified running versus cycling.  Brain, Behavior and Immunity. September 19, 2013. Nieman DC, Luo B, Dréau D, Henson DA, Shanely RA, Dew D, Meaney MP. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC. Abstract Functional overreaching has been linked to alterations in immunity and host pathogen defense, but […]

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Evaluation of Rhodiola rosea supplementation on skeletal muscle damage and inflammation in runners following a competitive marathon

Evaluation of Rhodiola rosea supplementation on skeletal muscle damage and inflammation in runners following a competitive marathon. Brain, Behavior and Immunity. September 18, 2013. Shanely RA, Nieman DC, Zwetsloot KA, Knab AM, Imagita H, Luo B, Davis B, Zubeldia JM. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC; Appalachian State University, […]

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Exercise and Polyphenols: Absorption and Afterburn Effect

Scientists from Appalachian State University (ASU), Dole Food Company and NC State University are some of the first to find in a human trial that following exercise polyphenols enter the body in elevated levels via the colon and that polyphenolic metabolism is ramped up for 14 hours after exercise. In the joint study, long-distance runners were given […]

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Serum Metabolic Signatures Induced By a Three-Day Intensified Exercise Period Persist After 14 h of Recovery in Runners

Serum Metabolic Signatures Induced By a Three-Day Intensified Exercise Period Persist After 14 h of Recovery in Runners. Journal of Proteome Research. 2013 Sep 13 [Epub ahead of print]. Nieman DC, Shanely RA, Gillitt ND, Pappan KL, Lila MA. Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory and NC State University Plants for […]

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N.C. Scientists Work To Develop Fat-Burning Product

Thu, 09/12/2013 – 10:30am Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal Get today’s manufacturing headlines and news – Sign up now! WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — It sounds on the surface like a too-good-to-be-true infomercial offer – boost your metabolism and burn fat during your sleep. However, a group of scientists at the N.C. Research Campus, led by researcher […]

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Best All-Natural Sports Drinks

Mens Journal Gatorade caught major flak this year when a 15-year-old girl from Mississippi made America realize the sports drink contains brominated vegetable oil. BVO, as it’s called, is toxic in concentrated form and contains bromine – a flame-retardant commonly sprayed on furniture and carpets – which accumulates in fatty tissues and may damage organs. As we […]

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ASU study shows another fruit, veggie eating aid

Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 10:45 pm | Updated: 10:05 am, Mon Sep 9, 2013. Richard Craver/Winston-Salem Journal David Nieman   It sounds on the surface like a too-good-to-be-true infomercial offer – boost your metabolism and burn fat during your sleep. However, a group of scientists at the N.C. Research Campus, led by researcher David […]

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Exercise and Polyphenols- Absorption and Afterburn Effect First to be Found in Human Study

NCRC News For Immediate Release   Contacts: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus Justin Moore Extension Communications NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Jane Nicholson Director of University News Appalachian State University Read the full story.   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- September 3, 2013) New findings from a collaborative study by […]

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Achoo! when You Should See a Doctor

Yahoo Shine By Jessica Girdwain No one has time to run to the doctor for every stuffy nose or aching muscle, but relying on over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for seemingly minor health problems sometimes does more harm than good. In certain cases, medication can make symptoms worse or mask more complicated conditions. Read this, then decide […]

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Influence of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Athletes: A Randomized Trial Using a Metabolomics Approach

Influence of a Polyphenol-Enriched Protein Powder on Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Athletes: A Randomized Trial Using a Metabolomics Approach. PlosOne, August 15, 2013. David C. Nieman, Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC (NCRC); Nicholas D. Gillitt, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory at the NCRC; Amy M. […]

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ASU Recruiting 21, Male Cyclists to Test Sonic Shirts

NCRC News Principal Investigator David C. Nieman, DrPH, Director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.   This study is funded by Under Armour.What is the purpose of this research? Special types of exercise clothing have been advertised to keep individuals drier, cooler, and more comfortable […]

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A 6-week diet and exercise intervention alters metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese Chinese children aged 11–13 years

A 6-week diet and exercise intervention alters metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese Chinese children aged 11–13 years. Journal of Sport and Health Science. E-pub June 28, 2013. Beibei Luoa, Yang Yang, David C. Nieman, Yajun Zhang, Jie Wang, Ru Wang, Peijie Chen. Key Laboratory of Exercise and Health Sciences of Ministry of Education, Shanghai […]

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Professor David Nieman receives the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine Citation

Appalachian State University News BOONE—Internationally renowned researcher and Appalachian State University professor Dr. David C. Nieman has been honored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) with the prestigious Citation Award for his extensive work in health and exercise sciences. He received the award at the ACSM annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., May 31. […]

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Are Chia Seeds a Superfood?

About.com By: Sharon Basaraba Chia  seeds may have made their mark on the toy market in the late 1970s, but they’re gaining popularity as a whole food with benefits now, for their longevity-boosting dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acid content. In fact, some proponents say that chia seeds can help you lose weight, and give […]

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How To Fix Health Problems With Exercise

By Jessica Girdwain, The Huffington Post Ever wonder why you feel so great after you break a sweat? Turns out, exercise isn’t just an effective flab-fighter — it’s a remedy for pretty much any troubling health issue you are facing: anxiety, insomnia, back pain — even hot flashes. “When it comes to preventing health problems, […]

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Gender difference in the acute influence of a 2-hour run on arterial stiffness in trained runners.

Gender difference in the acute influence of a 2-hour run on arterial stiffness in trained runners.  Res Sports Med. Apr 2013, Nieman D1, Dew D, Krasen P.  Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28608, USA. niemandc@appstate.edu Abstract Arterial stiffness scores over a 5-h period following a 2-h run were measured in trained males (N = 8, age 39.3 ± […]

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Joint Pain? ASU Needs You for a Study

Released by Appalachian State University Individuals between the ages of 50 to 75 are being recruited for a study on joint pain and function being conducted by Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The study will look at the influence of a leading plant-based joint support supplement […]

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Validity of COSMED’s Quark CPET Mixing Chamber System in Evaluating Energy Metabolism During Aerobic Exercise in Healthy Male Adults

Validity of COSMED’s Quark CPET Mixing Chamber System in Evaluating Energy Metabolism During Aerobic Exercise in Healthy Male Adults. Research in Sports Medicine. April 2013. Nieman DC, Austin MD, Dew D, Utter AC. Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Human Performance Lab, Appalachian State University. Abstract This study validated the accuracy of COSMED’s Quark […]

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ASU Recruiting for Fruit Carbohydrate/Chia Seed Oil Study

The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory is recruiting for a new study entitled Sustained Energy:  Influence of ingesting fruit-based carbohydrates and chia seed oil on human running performance. The Principal Investigator is David C. Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. What […]

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ASU Recruiting for Pistachio/Cycling Study

NCRC The Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) is conducting a study on the influence of pistachio nuts on performance and recovery. Lab director David C. Nieman, DrPH, and his research team are recruiting 20 male cyclists between the ages of 18 and 55 to participate. What is […]

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A randomized, controlled trial to assess short-term black pepper consumption on 24-hour energy expenditure and substrate utilization

A randomized, controlled trial to assess short-term black pepper consumption on 24-hour energy expenditure and substrate utilization Functional Foods in Health and Disease 2013, Annalouise O’Connor1 , Karen D. Corbin,1 David C. Nieman2 , Andrew G. Swick1* 1UNC Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA; 2Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State […]

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NBA Napping Serves Vital Role In Players’ Performance

Jordan Schultz, The Huffington Post It is 3:00 p.m. on a chilly February afternoon in Minneapolis and the Utah Jazz are trying to hang on to the final playoff seed in the Western Conference during a hectic stretch of eight games in 13 days. The Jazz endured a late flight from Salt Lake City following […]

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NBA Napping Serves Vital Role In Players’ Performance

By: Jordan Schultz, The Huffington Post It is 3:00 p.m. on a chilly February afternoon in Minneapolis and the Utah Jazz are trying to hang on to the final playoff seed in the Western Conference during a hectic stretch of eight games in 13 days. The Jazz endured a late flight from Salt Lake City […]

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Working out when to exercise in the cold and flu season

By Dorene Internicola, Reuters (Reuters) – Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year’s resolution is beginning to flag. Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise. But feeding a cold moderately, with a brisk walk, may not be […]

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Working out when to exercise in the cold and flu season

By Dorene Internicola, Reuters (Reuters) – Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year’s resolution is beginning to flag. Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise. But feeding a cold moderately, with a brisk walk, may not be […]

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A 6-week diet and exercise intervention alters metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese Chinese children aged 11–13 years

A 6-week diet and exercise intervention alters metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese Chinese children aged 11–13 years Beibei Luo, Yang Yang, David C. Nieman, Yajun Zhang, Jie Wang, Ru Wang,Peijie Chen Journal of Sport and Health Science 01/2013; ABSTRACT Purpose A randomized, controlled trial was conducted to determine whether a 6-week low calorie diet and aerobic exercise intervention could alter […]

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At NCRC, a year of milestones

By Hugh Fisherhfisher@salisburypost.com   Hugh Fisher/for the salisbury post John Shea, research technician at the N.C. Research Campus and UNC-Charlotte graduate student, compiles data from a recent study of nutrients in different varieties of blueberries. Shea said his NCRC experience will give him an advantage in his future career. KANNAPOLIS – The North Carolina Research […]

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Health Alerts: Safely use exercise to fight colds and flu

By: Laura Schwed, Dallas News COLD and FLU To boost immunity, get a move on If you needed another reason to stay active, exercise is now receiving props for helping thwart illnesses. According to Fitness magazine, the right type, length and intensity of activity can help you fight the common cold or flu. “Moderate exercise […]

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Influence of Red Pepper Spice and Turmeric on Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Overweight Females: A Metabolomics Approach.

Influence of Red Pepper Spice and Turmeric on Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Overweight Females: A Metabolomics Approach. Plants for Human Nutrition. November 2012. Nieman DC, Cialdella-Kam L, Knab AM, Shanely RA. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab. Abstract Red pepper spice (RP) and turmeric (TM) are used as flavorings in foods and for […]

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Dose-response to 3 months of quercetin-containing supplements on metabolite and quercetin conjugate profile in adults

Dose-response to 3 months of quercetin-containing supplements on metabolite and quercetin conjugate profile in adults. The British Journal of Nutrition. November 2012. Cialdella-Kam L, Nieman DC, Sha W,Meaney MP, Knab AM, Shanely RA. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory. Abstract Quercetin, a flavonol in fruits and vegetables, has been demonstrated to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and […]

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    Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net or Pamela Krasen, MS Research Manager Appalachian State University lambethpg@email.appstate.edu www.ncrc.appstate.edu   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- November 8, 2012)- Women 18 to 75 years of age are invited to kick-off 2013 with the Appalachian State Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina […]

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A Visit to an “Emerald City” of Science

Across the country, academic scientists are struggling with tight budgets for equipment and staff. In the North Carolina Piedmont town of Kannapolis, however, researchers affiliated with half a dozen universities and several corporations work in bright, modern laboratory buildings whose decor, equipment, and scientific resources verge on the lavish. Once the home of Cannon Towels, […]

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Athletics: How to Prevent Post-Race Colds and Illnesses

Why does running a half or full marathon increase susceptibility to colds? There is a large body of research that shows that moderate exercise reduces the incidence and severity of a cold or flu but intense or prolonged exercise increases the risk and severity of infection. The research we found most relevant to runners and […]

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Effects of a Flavonoid-rich Juice on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Immunity in Elite Swimmers: A Metabolomics Based Approach.

Effects of a Flavonoid-rich Juice on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Immunity in Elite Swimmers: A Metabolomics Based Approach. International Journal of  Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. October 2012. Knab AM, Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Shanely RA, Cialdella-Kam L, Henson DA, Sha W. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory and UNC Charlotte […]

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Delegation from Ecuador visits Appalachian’s NCRC facility

BOONE—Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, recently visited Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab located at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to learn more about the facility’s work to improve athletes’ and the general population’s fitness. Dr. David C. Nieman, lower left, talks with, center, president of Ecuador, about research conducted at Appalachian State […]

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Chia Seed Supplementation and Disease Risk Factors in Overweight Women: A Metabolomics Investigation

Chia Seed Supplementation and Disease Risk Factors in Overweight Women: A Metabolomics Investigation To cite this article: David C. Nieman, Nicholas Gillitt, Fuxia Jin, Dru A. Henson, Krista Kennerly, R. Andrew Shanely, Brandon Ore, MingMing Su, and Sarah Schwartz. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. July 2012, 18(7): 700-708. doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0443. Objective/setting: This study assessed the […]

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Chia seed supplementation and disease risk factors in overweight women: a metabolomics investigation.

Chia seed supplementation and disease risk factors in overweight women: a metabolomics investigation. Journal of Alternate Complementary Medicine. July 2012. Nieman DC, Gillitt N, Jin F, Henson DA, Kennerly K, Shanely RA, Ore B, Su M, Schwartz S. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory and DHMRI. Abstract OBJECTIVE/SETTING: This study assessed […]

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ASU Recruiting Runners and Cyclists for Fall Study

Link to original article (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- July 9, 2012)–  The Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) is recruiting 40 participants, 15 runners and 25 cyclists, for a research study this fall. The study will test the effectiveness of an eight-week supplementation of an Egg IgY antibody in […]

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Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, The New York Times Link to original article     With the publication this month of “Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness,” by the vegan distance runner Scott Jurek, vegan diets have become a wildly popular topic on running-related Web sites. But is going totally meatless and, as in […]

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Bananas For An Energy Boost

Scientists with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab and the Dole Foods Nutrition Research Laboratory published findings in May in the peer-reviewed online journal PloS One that proved scientifically what professional and recreational athletes have long believed- bananas are a good source of energy when exercising. The study showed that bananas provide the same energy boost as […]

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Bananas Contain Healthier Sugars Than Sports Drinks

By Kyrsty Hazell, Huffington Post Forget swigging on a sports drink before a workout, eating a banana will give you the same energy boost – and is better for you – claim a team of researchers. Scientists from North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) wanted to see whether consuming a carbohydrate sports drink was more beneficial […]

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Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach

David C. Nieman, Nicholas D. Gillitt, Dru A. Henson, Wei Sha, R. Andrew Shanely, Amy M. Knab, Lynn Cialdella-Kam, Fuxia Jin Abstract This study compared the acute effect of ingesting bananas (BAN) versus a 6% carbohydrate drink (CHO) on 75-km cycling performance and post-exercise inflammation, oxidative stress, and innate immune function using traditional and metabolomics-based profiling. Trained cyclists (N = 14) completed […]

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Clinical implications of exercise immunology

Clinical implications of exercise immunology Journal of Sports and Health, May 1012, David C. Nieman Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA Abstract Maintaining leanness and a physically active lifestyle during adulthood reduces systemic inflammation, an underlying factor in multiple chronic diseases. The anti-inflammatory influence of near-daily physical activity in lowering […]

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Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach

Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach. PLoS One, May 2012. Nieman DC, Gillitt ND, Henson DA, Sha W, Shanely RA, Knab AM, Cialdella-Kam L, Jin F. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab and Dole Nutrition Research Lab. Abstract This study compared the acute effect of ingesting bananas (BAN) versus a 6% […]

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Appalachian State University: Peaking Human Performance

At the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Lab, director David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, and his research team are using treadmills, stationary bicycles, swimming pools, metabolic chambers and bod pods to find practical answers to the questions surrounding health, exercise and nutrition that can help peak human performance. Read the full story.      

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Vigorous exercise produces ‘afterburn’ bonus

One of the obvious rewards of exercising hard is that you burn up calories while you’re doing it. That added calorie combustion helps you stay trim and may even help you lose weight, although you also have to watch the number of calories you put into your body. Exercise scientists have found that vigorous exercise […]

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ASU studies ‘super food’

by Anna Oakes, Watauga Democrat Chia (yes, as in Chia Pet) could be the world’s next health craze, and Appalachian State University and the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis are leaders in researching the plant’s “superfood” properties. Don’t worry — no one’s asking you to take a bite out of Jerry GarChia’s curly mane. […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia: Not Just A Potted Pet. Now It’s Health Food

by: Elana Gordon, NPR Remember ? You know, those sprouting Terracotta kittens, Simpson characters and yes, even and presidential ? Well, the tiny seeds responsible for the “pottery that grows” have been springing up recently in the food and dietary supplement aisles of grocery, pharmacy and vitamin shops nationwide. In the last three years, dozens […]

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Chia Seeds Move Beyond Faddish Past In Bid For Mainstream Acceptance

  The Huffington Post Five years ago, the word “chia” made most Americans think of one thing: Chia Pets. The association lingers. But today, chia seeds are beginning to gain recognition as one of the world’s healthiest foods. The seeds, which are completely tasteless, are high in protein and fiber and contain incredibly high levels […]

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Supplementation of Milled Chia Seeds Increases Plasma ALA and EPA in Postmenopausal Women

Supplementation of Milled Chia Seeds Increases Plasma ALA and EPA in Postmenopausal Women. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, April 2012. Jin F, Nieman DC, Sha W, Xie G, Qiu Y, Jia W, Fuxia, J. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab and Dole Nutrition Research Lab. Abstract Ten postmenopausal women (age 55.6 ± 0.8 years, BMI 24.6 ± 1.1 kg/m²) […]

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Chia seeds: The latest superfood?

ShineOn Ch-ch-ch-chia! Sound familiar? Anyone who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s surely remembers those tacky, animal-shaped dust collectors, sold strictly on informercials, that grew chia sprouts to look like animal fur. Would you be surprised to hear those same seeds, sometimes referred to as Salvia hispanica L, contain the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acid found […]

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The chia craze

By Lauren Everitt BBC News Magazine Many people in the UK won’t have heard of the chia seed, but if regulators give their backing this US superfood craze could be on the way. Goji berries, kombucha, wheatgrass, acai berries. It seems rarely a year passes without at least one new health-food frenzy. Everything from handfuls […]

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Tracking the post-exercise calorie burn

Philly.com By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune POSTED: February 09, 2012 During an exercise session, vigorous cardiovascular workouts such as running or biking can typically torch more calories than resistance or strength training. But what happens once the workout is over? Exercise scientists have long debated the wondrous notion of an exercise afterburn, or the body’s ability […]

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ASU Recruiting Runners for Nutrasorb Study

NCRC The Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis is recruiting male and female runners for a study testing the effectiveness of a 17-day course of Nutrasorb, a supplement developed in part by Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute also […]

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The afterburners: Is post workout calorie burn real?

By Julie Deardorff During an exercise session, vigorous cardiovascular workouts such as running or biking can typically torch more calories than resistance or strength training. But what happens once the workout is over? Exercise scientists have long debated the wondrous notion of an exercise afterburn, or the body’s ability to keep burning calories even after you’ve […]

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Exercise Frequency Is Related to Psychopathology but not Neurocognitive Function.

Exercise Frequency Is Related to Psychopathology but not Neurocognitive Function. Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise, January 2012.Knab AM, Nieman DC, Broman-Fulks JJ, Canu WH, Sha W. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory; Appalachian State University Department of Psychology, NC; and Bioinformatics Services Division, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Research Campus. Abstract […]

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Variance in the acute inflammatory response to prolonged cycling is linked to exercise intensity

Variance in the acute inflammatory response to prolonged cycling is linked to exercise intensity. Journal of  Interferon and Cytokine Research, January 2012. Nieman DC, Konrad M, Henson DA, Kennerly K, Shanely RA, Wallner-Liebmann SJ. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab. Abstract This study investigated the influence of age, body composition, physical fitness, training volume and […]

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Combined fruit and vegetable intake is correlated with improved inflammatory and oxidant status from a cross-sectional study in a community setting.

Combined fruit and vegetable intake is correlated with improved inflammatory and oxidant status from a cross-sectional study in a community setting. Nutrients. January 2012. Root MM, McGinn MC, Nieman DC, Henson DA, Heinz SA, Shanely RA, Knab AM, Jin F. Appalachian State University Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, Boone, NC; Human Performance Lab, […]

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QUIZ: Should You Exercise When Sick?

Huffington Post When you’ve got a serious case of the sniffles, you may not feel like hitting the gym (and other gym goers may not want you there sneezing on them, anyway) but should you? Breaking a sweat can protect you from runny noses and sick days. In a 2010 study, David Nieman Ph.D., director […]

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How to Get Your Metabolism Moving

by Health 12/30/11 Does your metabolism grind to a halt after 35? Can certain foods rev it up? Answers ahead — and they’re good. By Paige Greenfield Here’s something to feel good about: your body is a calorie-burning machine. You’ll even torch a few while reading this article. The point is, every single thing you do — from breathing […]

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A 45-minute vigorous exercise bout increases metabolic rate for 14 hours.

A 45-minute vigorous exercise bout increases metabolic rate for 14 hours. Knab AM1, Shanely RA, Corbin KD, Jin F, Sha W, Nieman DC. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The magnitude and duration of the elevation in resting energy expenditure after vigorous exercise have not been measured in a metabolic chamber. This study investigated the effects of inserting a 45-min vigorous cycling bout into […]

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Variance in the Acute Inflammatory Response to Prolonged Cycling Is Linked to Exercise Intensity.

Nieman DC,Konrad M,Henson DA,Kennerly K,Shanely RA,Wallner-Liebmann SJ. Variance in the Acute Inflammatory Response to Prolonged Cycling Is Linked to Exercise Intensity. 1 Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University Kannapolis, North Carolina. J Interferon Cytokine Res.2011 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This study investigated the influence of age, body composition, physical fitness, training volume […]

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The Acute Effect of Ingesting a Quercetin-Based Supplement on Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Immune Changes in Runners

The Acute Effect of Ingesting a Quercetin-Based Supplement on Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Immune Changes in Runners Konrad M1, Nieman DC, Henson DA, Kennerly KM, Jin F, Wallner-Liebmann SJ. Abstract This study tested the acute anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating influence of a quercetin-based supplement consumed by endurance athletes 15 min before an intense 2-hr run. In this randomized, crossover study, 20 runners (11 men, 9 women, age 38.4 ± 2.1 yr) completed […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beer Reduces Inflammation and Incidence of Respiratory Tract Illness.

Scherr J,Nieman DC,Schuster T,Habermann J,Rank M,Braun S,Pressler A,Wolfarth B,Halle M. Non-Alcoholic Beer Reduces Inflammation and Incidence of Respiratory Tract Illness. Med Sci Sports Exerc.2011 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract PURPOSE: Strenuous exercise significantly increases the incidence of upper respiratory tract illness (URTI) caused by transient immune dysfunction. Naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds present in […]

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Influence of quercetin supplementation on disease risk factors in community-dwelling adults

KnabAM,Shanely RA,Henson DA,Jin F,Heinz SA,Austin MD,Nieman DC. Influence of quercetin supplementation on disease risk factors in community-dwelling adults.AppalachianStateUniversity, Kannapolis, NC, USA. J Am Diet Assoc.2011 Apr;111(4):542-9. Abstract BACKGROUND: In vitro data indicate quercetin has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory functions with the potential to lower disease risk factors, but data in human beings are limited. OBJECTIVE: The […]

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A 45-min Vigorous Exercise Bout Increases Metabolic Rate for 14 hours

Knab, AM, Shanely, RA, Corbin, KD, Jin, F, Nieman, DC. (2011)A 45-min Vigorous Exercise Bout Increases Metabolic Rate for14 hours. Med Sci Sports Exerc.43(9):1643-1648. PMID:2131136 Abstract INTRODUCTION: The magnitude and duration of the elevation in resting energy expenditure after vigorous exercise have not been measured in a metabolic chamber. This study investigated the effects of […]

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Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults.

Nieman DC,Henson DA,Austin MD,Sha W. Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults. Human Performance Laboratory, AppalachianStateUniversity, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.Br J Sports Med.2010 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract OBJECTIVE: Limited data imply an inverse relationship between physical activity or fitness level and the rates of […]

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Effect of n-3 fatty acids and antioxidants on oxidative stress after exercise.

McAnulty SR, Nieman DC, Fox-Rabinovich M, Duran V, McAnulty LS, Henson DA, Jin F, Landram MJ. Effect of n-3 fatty acids and antioxidants on oxidative stress after exercise. Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, AppalachianStateUniversity, Boone, NC 28608, USA. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Sep;42(9):1704-11. Abstract PURPOSE: n-3 fatty acids are known to exert […]

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Quercetin supplementation does not alter antioxidant status in humans.

Shanely RA,Knab AM,Nieman DC,Jin F,McAnulty SR,Landram MJ. Quercetin supplementation does not alter antioxidant status in humans. North Carolina Research Campus, AppalachianStateUniversity, Human Performance Laboratory, Plants for Human Health Building, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA. Free Radic Res.2010 Feb; 44(2):224-31. Abstract This study measured the influence of ingesting quercetin on plasma measures for oxidative stress […]

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Quercetin’s influence on exercise performance and muscle mitochondrial biogenesis.

Nieman DC,Williams AS,Shanely RA,Jin F,McAnulty SR,Triplett NT,Austin MD,Henson DA.Quercetin’s influence on exercise performance and muscle mitochondrial biogenesis. Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, AppalachianStateUniversity, Boone, NC 28608, USA.Med Sci Sports Exerc.2010 Feb;42(2):338-45. Abstract PURPOSE: To determine the influence of 2 wk of quercetin (Q; 1000 mg x d(-1)) compared with placebo (P) supplementation on […]

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