Alberto Dolci

Alberto is Course leader of the MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster, London. His main areas of expertise are Environmental and Exercise Physiology and Exercise Immunology. He also collaborates as ATHENA SWAN coordinator for Life Sciences Dept. Throughout his PhD he has worked as member of the Extremes Research Group at Bangor University. This research group has a strong history of study in areas that include environmental physiology, exercise immunology and sports nutrition. My work has focused primarily on how Extreme Environments (e.g. altitude, heat, cold, dehydration, nutrient restriction and sleep loss) affect human performance and health.

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You’ve been sold a myth about sports drinks – and it could be slowing you down

From eight glasses of water a day to protein shakes, we’re bombarded with messages about we should drink and when, especially during exercise. But these drinking dogmas are relatively new. For example, in the 1970s, marathon runners were discouraged from drinking fluids for fear that it would slow them down. Now we’re obsessed...

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