The truth about sports drinks

  title={The truth about sports drinks},
  author={Deborah Cohen},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • D. Cohen
  • Published 18 July 2012
  • Education
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Sports drinks are increasingly regarded as an essential adjunct for anyone doing exercise, but the evidence for this view is lacking. Deborah Cohen investigates the links between the sports drinks industry and academia that have helped market the science of hydration 

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  • Education
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2014
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  • T. Noakes
  • Environmental Science
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2012
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