Hydration - Part Three

posted Jan 8, 2013, 10:51 PM by LASP Team   [ updated Jan 8, 2013, 10:53 PM ]

Dr. Tim Noakes, a prominent expert in the field of hydration has recently published a book of priceless scientific value.  The work titled Waterlogged, The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports” has recently being reviewed and summarised by those at The Running Clinic Blog.

This new book challenges many of the beliefs currently held about endurance sport and hydration. It also raised many interesting facts about Sports Drinks, particularly Gatorade.
  • The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published guidelines on Dehydration. The ACSM is Gatorade-founded.
  • The ACSM position stand: Exercise and Fluid Replacement (2007) was drawn up by 5 scientists who acknowledged they received funding or honoraria from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
  • Other major organisations, such as the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada are making their recommendations based on the ACMS position stand.
  • Many studies promoting the “dehydration myth” or the “salty sweater myth” are Gatorade-funded.
Food for thought...

For more information, check out The Running Clinic Blog.