Effects of different solutions consumed during exercise on cognitive function of male college soccer players

Sun, F.-H., Cooper, S.B. ORCID: 0000-0001-5219-5020 and Chak-Fung Tse, F., 2020. Effects of different solutions consumed during exercise on cognitive function of male college soccer players. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 18 (3), pp. 155-161. ISSN 1728-869X

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Background/Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of three solutions, i.e. carbohydrate-electrolyte-solution (CES), carbohydrate-electrolyte-protein-solution (CEPS), and placebo (PLA), on cognitive function of college soccer players.

Methods: Sixteen male college soccer players completed three main trials in a randomized cross-over study design. In each main trial, participants completed 90 min Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test (LIST) protocol and consumed one of three solutions. The cognitive function tests were performed; blood glucose and lactate concentrations, and several subjective measurements were also recorded in each trial.

Results: Compared with pre-exercise level, the accuracy of Rapid Visual Information Processing test (RVIPT) and the response time in Visual Search Test (VST, complex level) after LIST improved in CES and CEPS trials, but not in PLA trial. However, the accuracy of VST (complex level) decreased in both CES and CEPS trials, compared with PLA trial. CEPS consumption improved accuracy in VST (simple level), compared with CES consumption. Blood glucose concentrations were well maintained in CEPS trial, but not in CES and PLA trials.

Conclusion: It seems that both CES and CEPS consumption show certain benefits on some aspects of cognitive function in male college soccer players in Hong Kong. However, these effects may be specific to the cognitive domain tested.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness
Creators: Sun, F.-H., Cooper, S.B. and Chak-Fung Tse, F.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: September 2020
Volume: 18
Number: 3
ISSN: 1728-869X
S1728869X20302240Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 22 Jul 2020 14:00
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:18
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40262

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