3 years ago

Football nutrition: time for a new consensus?

Good nutrition choices can support optimal health and performance of footballers. The intake, type, quantity and timing of foods, fluids and supplementation can optimise preparation, performance and recovery of players within and between matches.1 In the fast-paced world of elite football, a one-stop shop resource gathering current best practice and research information would greatly benefit practitioners and players. Expert consensus statements are widely used to improve the quality of player care. Recently, a generic sports nutrition consensus was published1; however, football is different and somewhat unique, and specific nutrition guidelines have not been updated for over a decade.2

We believe that sports-specific recommendations are needed, and 10 years on we ask ourselves, are these guidelines relevant today? This editorial highlights (1) why an updated football-specific consensus is necessary and (2) how it can benefit the modern-day football practitioner and player.

Why an updated consensus is...

Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/22/1577

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097260

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.