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In this issue:

Active Voice: Can Antioxidants Give Your Performance a Boost?
Annual Meeting Begins Next Week; See You In Orlando!
World Congress Update: Fifth Annual World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World
  Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease
Clinicians: Sign Up for Walking Challenge at Annual Meeting
You're Invited: ACSM 60th Anniversary Welcome Reception on May 27
ACSM Past President Skip Knuttgen Meets Prince Albert
Don't Miss Free Online Content from Current Sports Medicine Reports
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines
 
 


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Active Voice: Can Antioxidants Give Your Performance a Boost?
By Katie M. Slattery, Ph.D.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM. Katie M. Slattery, Ph.D., is a Senior Sports Scientist in exercise physiology at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Australia. Katie completed her Ph.D. at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, where she investigated the effects of antioxidants on exercise performance and training adaptation. She also holds the position of conjoint fellow at the University of Newcastle Australia, undertaking research in the area of hypoxia and resistance training. Katie is also part of the Sports Science Advisory Group for Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

This commentary presents Dr. Slattery’s views on the topic of a research article which she and her colleagues have authored and which appears in the June 2014 issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise® (MSSE).

Many athletes habitually take antioxidant supplements to maintain health and well-being. Some expect the antioxidant properties of substances like cherry juice, quercetin or N-acteylcysteine (NAC) will improve sporting performance, without concern that the intake of antioxidants may have a potentially detrimental effect on not only their exercise capacity, but also their ability to adapt to physical training. While there is ample evidence to suggest that antioxidants can support individuals in their athletic pursuits, recent research suggests that a high dose of antioxidants may, in fact, block beneficial cellular processes and impair performance. It has become apparent that a delicate balance exists between dietary antioxidant intake and management of exercise-induced oxidative stress. It may be that supplementation is only warranted for acute ergogenic effects or during periods of increased stress such as occur with periods of strenuous training, illness or altitude exposure.


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Annual Meeting Begins Next Week; See You In Orlando!

Annual Meeting attendees: We're excited to see you in sunny Orlando, Florida next week. Don't forget that you can access all of the abstracts for the meeting electronically using the online program planner or searchable PDFs. Special guests at this year's Annual Meeting include:

Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Sports Illustrated's Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century

Jackie is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. Sports Illustrated for Women voted Jackie Female Athlete of the 20th Century and ESPN named her one of the 50 Greatest Athletes.

Diagnosed with asthma at age 18 Jackie champions the cause of bringing awareness to asthma issues, as well as education and healthy lifestyles.

While garnering various awards and honors, Jackie states she has accomplished a great deal "through" athletics. She infuses the same philosophy at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center. Focusing on education through recreation, the programs at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center incorporate learning through fun activities.

Wed., May 28; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Orange County Convention Center West

Hip Hop Public Health: Songs for a Healthier America: features the music of Hip Hop Legend Doug E Fresh and his DJ Barry B combined with a presentation by neurologist and HHPH founder, Olajide "Hip Hop MD" Williams.

Committed to innovative public health solutions, HHPH strives to end health illiteracy and foster positive health behavior changes through music in high-risk communities.

Thurs., May 29; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Orange County Convention Center West

RADM Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Acting US Surgeon General

Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, is the Acting United States Surgeon General. RADM Lushniak articulates the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the nation.

Fri., May 30; 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Orange County Convention Center West

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World Congress Update: Fifth Annual World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease

The 5th Annual World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® offers attendees even broader programming, giving you tools to integrate Exercise is Medicine in your practice and community. Top experts will discuss EIM topics from health care integration, implications of physical activity on community health, exercise in special populations and more. Keynotes include: "Industrialising Physical Activity: Time to Act Big" by Dr. William Bird of Intelligent Health and "Physical Activity to Prevent Major Mobility Disability: The Primary Results of the LIFE Study" by Marco Pahor of the University of Florida. Dr. Pahor's work will also be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this month.

NEW in 2014: The ACSM Annual Meeting will feature a new basic science world congress this year. The World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease will discuss inflammation, its influence on the future of medicine, and its role in the prevention of injury and disease. World Congress sessions will be held throughout the day Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29. Please see the advance program for more information.

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Clinicians: Sign Up for Walking Challenge at Annual Meeting

Clinician members: you're invited to join us in the launch of the Every Body Walk!: 30 Minutes to Better Health Walking Challenge in Orlando. Join ACSM President Bill Dexter and ACSM Past President Bob Sallis to engage in a little friendly competition with your peers. Dexter, Sallis and other ACSM physician leaders will each lead a team of physician walkers. The team who logs the most steps by the Clinicians' Reception Thursday evening will receive special recognition.

This launch event will involve the first 500 physicians who register, so please pre-register by visiting www.tractivityonline.com/acsm right away! To make every step you take at the conference count toward our goal, ACSM will be using Tractivity as the conference's activity monitoring solution. Tractivity will pre-register you online, saving you from lining up in Orlando, and will have an activity monitor waiting for you when you arrive. All participants will get to keep their device at no cost after the meeting.

This program's ultimate goal is for doctors to inspire a large group of citizens to collectively walk a billion miles — and we won't be able to make it without your leadership to help kick this off at the annual meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Slevin, Every Body Walk coordinator, at eslevin@acsm.org.

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You're Invited: ACSM 60th Anniversary Welcome Reception on May 27

ACSM is turning 60! Join us to recognize ACSM's milestone anniversary and catch up with friends, make new acquaintances and enjoy the music of the band Latin Ambition, which performs an artistic blend of authentic Latin American salsa, merengue, bachata & cumbia seamlessly blending into American Top 40, pop and rock. The fun begins at 7:00 pm next Tuesday, May 27 at the Rosen Centre Hotel pool deck.
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ACSM Past President Skip Knuttgen Meets Prince Albert

At the International Olympic Committee's World Conference on Prevention of Injuries and Illness in Sport, held April 9-13 in Monaco, ACSM Past President (1973-74) Howard "Skip" Knuttgen met the regent of the Principality of Monaco, Prince Albert II. As a member of the IOC, Prince Albert served as host, along with the Principality of Monaco, for this international scientific event. "Skip" has served as coordinator of scientific publications for the IOC Medical Commission since 1987. Skip is pictured presenting Prince Albert with a commemoratory tray that he delivered on behalf of Amherst College.
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Don't Miss Free Online Content from Current Sports Medicine Reports

Check out the two free featured articles from the May/June 2014 issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports at www.acsm-csmr.org.

The free featured articles for the May/June issue include, "Preparing for Events for Physically Challenged Athletes," and "Update on Rehabilitation of Patellofemoral Pain." The articles are available free-of-charge on the journal's Web site until July 11, so download your copies today. Current Sports Medicine Reports is the official clinical review journal of ACSM and is written specifically for ACSM physician members to provide a thorough review of the most current sports medicine literature. ACSM physician members receive an online subscription to this journal as a member benefit.


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In the News: ACSM Could Help Bring Super Bowl Back to Indy


Bowl Bid Focuses on Football Safety, with Saturday at Center of Pitch
Indianapolis Business Journal
Indianapolis is betting that an ambitious project to study safety issues at all levels of football, plus a plan to expand and further snazz up the Super Bowl Village, will help convince NFL owners to award the city the 2018 Super Bowl.

And organizers hope that former Indianapolis Colt Jeff Saturday and Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton will help deliver the final push during the city's oral presentation to get the city's bid across the goal line.

In Atlanta for the NFL team owners' meeting this week, an entourage of local sports officials revealed details late Monday morning from the city's bid for the 2018 game. An oral presentation will be delivered to owners Tuesday afternoon, along with proposals from fellow contenders Minneapolis and New Orleans.

In 2008, Indianapolis won the right to host the 2012 Super Bowl, partially on the strength of its proposed legacy project, designed to improve and leave a lasting mark on the city. The proposed legacy project in the 2018 bid would bring together several locally based sports groups to study safety in football.

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