Runners

Rhodiola Rosea Study Provides More Evidence Polyphenols Protect Against Viral Infection  

August 20, 2015

  A new study published by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus strengthens the case for the anti-viral effects of plant-based polyphenols. Human trials with marathon runners found that the herb Rhodiola rosea protects against viral infection. These findings build on previous human trials that demonstrate the anti-viral activity […]

Intense Workouts Cause Runners More Physical Damage Than Cyclists

October 03, 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 North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. After a […]

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

September 13, 2013

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 […]

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

April 11, 2013

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 ± […]

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

August 11, 2011

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 […]