The impact of making-weight on cognitive performance in apprentice jockeys

@article{Cullen2015TheIO,
  title={The impact of making-weight on cognitive performance in apprentice jockeys},
  author={Sarahjane Cullen and Eimear Dolan and Adrian McGoldrick and K. F. O Brien and Brian P. Carson and Giles D. Warrington},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={1589 - 1595}
}
Abstract Jockeys regularly engage in rapid weight-loss practices in preparation for competition. These practices are thought to impair cognitive function, although the evidence in support of this theory remains inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of making-weight on cognitive function in apprentice jockeys in a simulated and competitive environment. Apprentice jockeys (n = 12) reduced their body mass by 4% in 48 h in a simulated environment using weight-loss… 
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