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Students' perceptions of using Facebook as an interactive learning resource at university
Facebook is a popular platform that may facilitate learning activities at university. In this study, students’ perceptions of using ‘Facebook pages’ within individual university subject offerings… Expand
Caffeine withdrawal and high-intensity endurance cycling performance
- C. Irwin, B. Desbrow, A. Ellis, Brooke O'Keeffe, G. Grant, M. Leveritt
- Journal of sports sciences
- 27 January 2011
A 3 mg · kg−1 dose of caffeine significantly improves exercise performance irrespective of whether a 4-day withdrawal period is imposed on habitual caffeine users. Expand
Flaxseed consumption may reduce blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials.
The present meta-analysis suggests that consumption of flaxseed may lower blood pressure slightly, and the beneficial potential ofFlaxseed to reduce blood pressure may be greater when it is consumed as a whole seed and for a duration of >12 wk. Expand
Effects of acute alcohol consumption on measures of simulated driving: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
- C. Irwin, Elizaveta Iudakhina, B. Desbrow, Danielle McCartney
- Accident; analysis and prevention
- 1 May 2017
It is demonstrated that lateral (SDLP and LC) and longitudinal (SDSP) vehicle control measures in a driving simulator are impaired with acute alcohol consumption, however, SDLP appears to be a more sensitive indicator of driving impairment than other driving performance variables and the results of the present study support its use as a performance outcome when examining alcohol-induced simulated driving impairment. Expand
Comparing the rehydration potential of different milk-based drinks to a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage.
- B. Desbrow, Sarah Jansen, Abby Barrett, M. Leveritt, C. Irwin
- Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism…
- 14 August 2014
Subjective ratings of bloating and fullness were higher during all milk trials compared with Powerade whereas ratings of overall thirst were not different between beverages, suggesting milk-based drinks are more effective rehydration options compared with traditional sports drinks. Expand
Cannabidiol (CBD) content in vaporized cannabis does not prevent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-induced impairment of driving and cognition
Cannabis containing equivalent concentrations of CBD and THC appears no less impairing than THC-dominant cannabis, and in some circumstances, CBD may actually exacerbate THC-induced impairment. Expand
A review of probiotic supplementation in healthy adults: helpful or hype?
- S. Khalesi, N. Bellissimo, C. Vandelanotte, Susan L Williams, D. Stanley, C. Irwin
- European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Evidence supports that probiotic supplementation in healthy adults can lead to transient improvement in gut microbiota concentration of supplement-specific bacteria, and evidence also supports the role of probiotics in improving immune system responses, stool consistency, bowel movement, and vaginal lactobacilli concentration. Expand
The Influence of Drinking Fluid on Endurance Cycling Performance: A Meta-Analysis
- J. Holland, T. Skinner, C. Irwin, M. Leveritt, E. Goulet
- Medicine, Chemistry
- Sports Medicine
- 12 May 2017
Recommendations are established that when cycling at moderate intensity for >1 to ≤2 h, cyclists should expect a gain in performance of at least 2% if fluid is consumed at a rate of 0.15–0.20 mL/kg body mass/min and during high-intensity 1 h cycling exercise, which is associated with reductions in ECP. Expand
The effects of dehydration, moderate alcohol consumption, and rehydration on cognitive functions.
It is suggested that rehydration after exercise that causes fluid loss can attenuate alcohol-related deterioration of cognitive functions, and may pose implications for post match fluid replacement if a moderate amount of alcohol is also consumed. Expand
The Influence of Drinking, Texting, and Eating on Simulated Driving Performance
Distracting behaviors such as eating and texting while driving appear to negatively impact driving measures of lane position control and reaction time, which may have direct implications for motorists that engage in these types of distracting behaviors behind the wheel and for the safety of other road users. Expand