ASU Human Performance Laboratory

Chia Seeds Do Not Enhance Athletic Performance, Study Finds

June 02, 2015

A study published in the May edition of the journal Nutrients debunks the widely reported and accepted belief that chia seeds are a natural performance booster for athletes. “It is all a bunch of hype and hope mixed together,” stated David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, lead author of the study entitled “No Positive Influence of Ingesting […]

Carbohydrate found in pistachios, other foods impairs athletic performance

November 19, 2014

By Jane Nicholson, Director of University News, Appalachian State University   A recent study by David Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, found that a special type of carbohydrate, raffinose, found in pistachio nuts and other foods reduced athletic performance when consumed prior […]

New Biomarker for Oxidative Stress When Exercising Discovered

May 14, 2014

View the abstract published in the American Journal of Physiology. New research led by David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus, identified a new biomarker for oxidative stress generated during exercise. In the field of exercise science, measuring oxidative stress can be difficult, time […]

Runners Incur More Physical Damage Than Cyclists From Intense Workouts

October 10, 2013

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 […]

Intense Workouts Cause Runners More Physical Damage Than Cyclists

October 08, 2013

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 […]