Athletes

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 […]

NCRC Study Finds Polyphenol-Packed Diet Shields Athletes from Illness

September 22, 2014

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 […]

Polyphenols Shield Against Exercise-Induced Viral Infections

September 04, 2014

For athletes, polyphehols from foods like blueberries and green tea may be the best defense against the common cold and other viral infections. Viral Defense Shield Polyphenols are bioactive compounds in fruits and vegetables that research links to health benefits like anti-aging, anti-inflammation and anti-viral effects. A recent study conducted by NC Research Campus (NCRC) […]

NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports Leaves Its Mark on Science

January 25, 2014

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, […]

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

August 15, 2013

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. […]