The effect of alcohol on athletic performance

  title={The effect of alcohol on athletic performance},
  author={S. Shirreffs and R. Maughan},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
  • S. Shirreffs, R. Maughan
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Current Sports Medicine Reports
  • The use of alcohol is often intimately associated with sport. As well as providing a source of energy, alcohol (ethanol) has metabolic, cardiovascular, thermoregulatory, and neuromuscular actions that may affect exercise performance. Strength is minimally affected, and performance impairments depend on the dose of alcohol and subject habituation to alcohol intake, exercise duration, environmental conditions, and other factors. Central nervous system function is impaired at high doses, resulting… CONTINUE READING
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