Sports nutrition position paper backs off on big protein doses, boosts use of some supplement ingredients

“A new position paper on sports nutrition takes no sides in the debate about which carbs are best but does take a step toward more focused recommendations for protein amounts and timed delivery. The paper also highlights five supplement...

Mar 14, 2016

Thomas Lead Author of Important Position Statement

Dr. Travis Thomas is the lead author of a joint position statement on Nutrition and Athletic Performance from the American College of Sports Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Dietitians of Canada. This is a significant...

Feb 29, 2016

Making a list of your medications and dosage can be life saving

By Sherry Grace
Contributing writer

What medications are you taking? Do you know the dosages? These are two common questions, which are asked during every health care examination. Could you easily answer? In an emergency, would your...

Feb 25, 2016

10,000 Steps Can Help Increase Daily Activity

This column first appeared in the Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader

"Have you gotten your 10,000 steps today?" As more and more people are wearing activity or fitness trackers, the number of daily steps...

Jan 12, 2016

The Danger of Concussions for Jockeys

The National Football League was not the only organization paying close attention to the release of the film Concussion over the holidays. Those in the racing industry acknowledge that jockeys may also be at risk for developing Chronic...

Jan 7, 2016

W. Scott Black Appointed Director of PAS at College of Health Sciences

“I started running over 30 years ago and have run everything from 5K’s to 100K trail ultramarathons,” says Dr. Scott Black. “I prefer running on trails, and I enjoy marathon distance and longer. I’ve completed more marathons than I can...

Dec 17, 2015

Exercise and proper nutrition can help you recover completely after surgery

By Carl G. Mattacola

The end of the year brings a mad rush to meet deadlines, to plan for the holidays, abandon poor habits and make room for new resolutions.

It’s also a time when surgery...

Dec 14, 2015

UK plans new sports science institute

By Jennifer Smith

Kentucky Athletics will be creating a new Sports Science Research Institute as a part of a $600,000 renovation of the current football practice facilities.

Those renovations to the...

Dec 14, 2015

Breast Milk Has Evolved to Nourish and Protect Infants from Disease Causing Organisms

by Geza Bruckner

Human and mammalian milk, a key source of early infant nourishment, has evolved as a result of 200 million plus years of Darwinian pressure on mammalian lactation to become the near perfect species specific neonatal food...

Nov 4, 2015

UK, UAB Partner on Clinical Trial of Metformin’s Muscle Effect

The University of Kentucky and University of Alabama at Birmingham are partners on a $2.9 million, five-year National Institute on Aging clinical study to explore how Metformin may benefit older adults who do not respond well to exercise...

Oct 29, 2015