University of Minnesota study deems sports drinks mostly unnecessary

Many people believe sports drinks are a healthy alternative that can boost athletic performance, but a study at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health found that's not the case. A researcher tells Minnesota Daily products like Powerade and Gatorade only help athletes who take part in “vigorous physical activity for over an hour."
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Many people believe sports drinks are a healthy alternative that can boost athletic performance, but a study at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health found that's not the case. A researcher tells Minnesota Daily products like Powerade and Gatorade only help athletes who take part in “vigorous physical activity for over an hour."

Next Up

milk bar cake crop

Famous Milk Bar bakery hosts pop-up in Twin Cities

The virtual event only lasts for a few days, with limited quantities available.

Flickr - police barricades dismantle uptown - Chad Davis

MN National Guard soldiers 'standing by' to respond in Minneapolis

Mayor Jacob Frey asked Gov. Tim Walz for National Guard support Wednesday.

tom burke

Charges: Wisconsin star, former NFL player sexually assaulted a child

The child told her mother about the assaults in February, charges say.

Screen Shot 2021-06-14 at 8.45.06 AM

Charges: Drunk driver accelerated 'to jump barricade' in crash that killed protester

Prosecutors say it was "an extreme and violent intentional act."

Screen Shot 2021-06-16 at 9.29.50 AM

Through little fault of its own, Minnesota BBQ joint goes viral

A picture of its ribs was enough to attract the attention of the culinary world.

Flickr - COVID vaccine Joint Base San Antonio

More than 3 million Minnesotans have had at least 1 vaccine dose

The milestone comes almost 6 months to the day since the first vaccine was given in the state.

Related

Lino Lakes' water deemed safe to drink

A day and a half after the Minnesota Department of Health issued a precautionary Do Not Drink order due to reports of low water pressure in the northern Twin Cities suburb, the order was lifted late Tuesday afternoon.

U of M study: Youth sports not enough to curb childhood obesity

The University of Minnesota says nearly half of overweight adolescents already play organized sports. Researchers behind the study say junk food is the culprit.

Study shows fewer Midwest teens drinking alcohol

A Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows a dramatic drop over the past 20 years in the number of students in North Dakota and Minnesota drinking alcoholic beverages. However, some data suggests the use of marijuana is on the rise among teens.

Study ranks Minnesota sixth on healthiest states list

An annual study by United Health Foundation praises Minnesota's low rate of deaths due to cardiovascular disease but says there's work to be done on the high rate of binge drinking.

Minnesota doctor gets grant to study spike in youth sports concussions

A Minnesota doctor who uncovered a significant spike in the number of young athletes suffering concussions is getting a five-year federal grant to figure out why the trend is happening. Dr. Leslie Seymour will also review state laws that aim to raise awareness about concussions to see whether they make any difference.

Study suggests link between 3M chemical and cancer

Scientists focused on a chemical found in drinking water in Ohio and West Virginia, but they also say it exists in smaller amounts in Washington County. But a health official in Minnesota cautions that studies so far on perfluorooctanoic acid, of PFOA, have been inconsistent and the latest research doesn't necessarily mean there is an increased risk of cancer here.