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Evidencing the Impact of Diet on Sports Performance

Call for Papers

Collection Editor: Dr Fred DiMenna (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, USA).

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The impact of diet and nutrition in sports performance has long been recognized and is well studied. However, there is still a lack of evidence surrounding how the body harnesses nutrients and their usefulness in treating clinical populations. The role of nutrition for maximizing the performance of athletes with disease and disability therefore requires greater research attention. 

BMC Nutrition and BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation are delighted to launch the collection 'Evidencing the impact of diet on sports performance'. This collection welcomes articles that provide new insights into how diet and nutrition impact on exercise and sports performance. Basic, translational, and epidemiological studies should be directed to BMC Nutrition. Clinical studies (e.g. trials, cross-sectional, and longitudinal studies) should be directed to BMC Sport Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, as part of the re-launching 'Diet and Nutrition' section edited by Drs Tom Clifford, Tara Coppinger, and Daniel Peart

To submit your manuscript, please use our online submission system at BMC Nutrition or BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. Please indicate in your cover letter and in the submission questionnaire that you would like the article to be considered for the ‘Evidencing the impact of diet on sports performance' Collection. Your article will be assessed to ensure that it fits the scope of the two journals, as described above, at the discretion of the Editors of the journals. 

Deadline: 31th August 2021.

Pre-submission enquires concerning BMC Nutrition should be directed to Anne Menard (anne.menard@biomedcentral.com) and those concerning BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation should be directed to Ciarán Fitzpatrick (ciaran.fitzpatrick@springernature.com).

  1. Bodybuilding is a competitive endeavor where a combination of muscle size, symmetry, “conditioning” (low body fat levels), and stage presentation are judged. Success in bodybuilding requires that competitors a...

    Authors: Guillermo Escalante, Scott W. Stevenson, Christopher Barakat, Alan A. Aragon and Brad J. Schoenfeld

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:68

    Content type: Review

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  2. Dietary inorganic nitrate (NO3) is a polyatomic ion, which is present in large quantities in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, and has attracted considerable attention in recent years as a potential health-pr...

    Authors: Oliver M. Shannon, Chris Easton, Anthony I. Shepherd, Mario Siervo, Stephen J. Bailey and Tom Clifford

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:65

    Content type: Review

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  3. Basketball is the most popular sport in Lebanon. Adequate nutrition has been established to be a key component of optimal athletic performance, recovery from exercise and exercise-induced injury and documented...

    Authors: Jocelyne Matar Boumosleh, Catherine el Hage and Antoine Farhat

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:53

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The aim of this study was to analyze the consumption of sports supplements (SS) in competitive level fencers and compare differences based on sex and competitive level (international and national).

    Authors: Fernando Mata, Raúl Domínguez, Álvaro López-Samanes, Ángela Sánchez-Gómez, Pablo Jodra and Antonio J. Sánchez-Oliver

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:50

    Content type: Research

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  5. Omega3 fatty acids as a ligand of energy-related genes, have a role in metabolism, and energy expenditure. These effects are due to changes in the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma...

    Authors: Sara Moradi, Mohamadreza Alivand, Yaser KhajeBishak, Mohamad AsghariJafarabadi, Maedeh Alipour, Philip D. Chilibeck and Beitullah Alipour

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:48

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The ECA2/Ang-(1–7)/Mas axis is shown to be involved in effects mediated by physical exercise, as it can induce the release of nitric oxide (ON) and bradykinin (BK), which are potent vasodilators. The vasodilat...

    Authors: Samara Silva de Moura, Adália Táci Pereira Mendes, Francisco de Assis Dias Martins-Júnior, Nádia Lúcia Totou, Daniel Barbosa Coelho, Emerson Cruz de Oliveira, Daisy Motta-Santos, Robson Augusto Souza dos Santos and Lenice Kappes Becker

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:47

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Rapid weight loss (RWL) is commonly practiced in combat sports. Both magnitude and methods used to induce RWL are largely similar among combat sports, but currently, there is no data on RWL methodology used by...

    Authors: Patrik Drid, Flavia Figlioli, Nemanja Lakicevic, Ambra Gentile, Valdemar Stajer, Bojan Raskovic, Nina Vojvodic, Roberto Roklicer, Tatjana Trivic, Sergey Tabakov, Sergey Eliseev and Antonino Bianco

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:39

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Few nutritional markers reflect the hypermetabolic state of athletes with high levels of skeletal muscle. Although branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) play crucial roles in protein metabolism in skeletal muscle,...

    Authors: Katsuhiko Tsunekawa, Ryutaro Matsumoto, Kazumi Ushiki, Larasati Martha, Yoshifumi Shoho, Yoshimaro Yanagawa, Hirotaka Ishigaki, Akihiro Yoshida, Osamu Araki, Kiyomi Nakajima, Takao Kimura and Masami Murakami

    Citation: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 13:1

    Content type: Research article

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