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Nutrition and Sports Science Open Access Research


Welcome to our Sports Science and Nutrition page featuring content selected by our Editors. Here we will highlight relevant journals and articles, blogs, themed content, information on recent and upcoming events and more.

Featured Journals

Nutrition ImageNutrition Journal

Nutrition Journal provides a global platform to disseminate innovative surveillance, epidemiologic, and intervention research relevant to human nutrition. Embracing a holistic approach, the journal considers population and public health as well as clinical contexts, and studies shedding light on links between eating patterns and the environment. Read more

Role of whole grains versus fruits and vegetables in reducing subclinical inflammation and promoting gastrointestinal health in individuals affected by overweight and obesity: a randomized controlled trial

Progress of children with severe acute malnutrition in the malnutrition treatment centre rehabilitation program: evidence from a prospective study in Jharkhand, India

Fortified food supplementation in children with reduced dietary energy and micronutrients intake in Southern Mexico

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical ActivityInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is devoted to furthering the understanding of the behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity and is unique in its inclusion of multiple levels of analysis, including populations, groups and individuals and its inclusion of epidemiology, and behavioral, theoretical and measurement research areas.  Read more

Changes in diet through adolescence and early adulthood: longitudinal trajectories and association with key life transitions

Multilevel approaches to increase fruit and vegetable intake in low-income housing communities: final results of the ‘Live Well, Viva Bien’ cluster-randomized trial

Children’s everyday exposure to food marketing

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity is pleased to present a recent video abstract on Children’s everyday exposure to food marketing. This paper reports on innovative research, Kids’Cam, in which children wore cameras to examine the frequency and nature of everyday exposure to food marketing across multiple media and settings. 

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Other Related Articles

Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition​​​​​​​

Collection: Every position paper published by the International Society of Sports Nutrition

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The Validity and Responsiveness of Isometric Lower Body Multi-Joint Tests of Muscular Strength: a Systematic Review​​​​​​​

The effect of long-term confinement and the efficacy of exercise countermeasures on muscle strength during a simulated mission to Mars: data from the Mars500 study

Nutrition Journal

Vegetarian-style dietary pattern during adolescence has long-term positive impact on bone from adolescence to young adulthood: a longitudinal study

Dietary quality linkage to overall competence at school and emotional disturbance in representative Taiwanese young adolescents: dependence on gender, parental characteristics and personal behaviors


Resistin and visfatin concentrations are related to central obesity and inflammation in Brazilian children

Nutrition & Metabolism

Substrate utilization during submaximal exercise in children with a severely obese parent​​​​​​​

Metabolic aspects of low carbohydrate diets and exercise

Nutrition & Diabetes

Caloric restriction lowers endocannabinoid tonus and improves cardiac function in type 2 diabetes

The antioxidant potential of the Mediterranean diet in patients at high cardiovascular risk: an in-depth review of the PREDIMED

Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine​​​​​​​

Preventing heat illness in the anticipated hot climate of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games​​​​​​​

Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

Psychometric properties of the Brazilian-adapted version of Sport Imagery Questionnaire​​​​​​​

Annals of General Psychiatry

EFFORT-D study process evaluation: challenges in conducting a trial into the effects of running therapy in patients with major depressive disorder​​​​​​​


Here we will be showcasing content across a variety of topics on nutrition, obesity, sport and exercise from our lifestyle cluster of journals: BMC Nutrition, BMC Obesity, and BMC Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Medicine 

New Video Abstract: The influence of a Healthy Welcoming Environment on participation in club sport by adolescent girls: a longitudinal study

Introducing a new video abstract by BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

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New Content Item

Featured article: Team sport athletes’ perceptions and use of recovery strategies: a mixed-methods survey study

In this study, the perceptions and usage of recovery by different competition levels of team sport athletes are investigated, highlighting a need for athlete and coach education by demonstrating that athletes may actually not be aware of the specific effects of such strategies on physical recovery.

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How to Get Kids Moving

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity is pleased to present a brand new video abstract on How to get kids moving based on the research article ‘The theory of expanded, extended, and enhanced opportunities for youth physical activity promotion’. 

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