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Alcohol: Impact on Sports Performance and Recovery in Male Athletes

Overview of attention for article published in Sports Medicine, April 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 2,213)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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18 news outlets
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3 blogs
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326 tweeters
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22 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users
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7 video uploaders

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189 Mendeley
Title
Alcohol: Impact on Sports Performance and Recovery in Male Athletes
Published in
Sports Medicine, April 2014
DOI 10.1007/s40279-014-0192-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Matthew J. Barnes

Abstract

Alcohol is the most commonly used recreational drug globally and its consumption, often in large volume, is deeply embedded in many aspects of Western society. Indeed, athletes are not exempt from the influence alcohol has on society; they often consume greater volumes of alcohol through bingeing behaviour compared with the general population, yet it is often expected and recommended that athletes abstain from alcohol to avoid the negative impact this drug may have on recovery and sporting performance. While this recommendation may seem sensible, the impact alcohol has on recovery and sports performance is complicated and depends on many factors, including the timing of alcohol consumption post-exercise, recovery time required before recommencing training/competition, injury status and dose of alcohol being consumed. In general, acute alcohol consumption, at the levels often consumed by athletes, may negatively alter normal immunoendocrine function, blood flow and protein synthesis so that recovery from skeletal muscle injury may be impaired. Other factors related to recovery, such as rehydration and glycogen resynthesis, may be affected to a lesser extent. Those responsible for the wellbeing of athletes, including the athlete themselves, should carefully monitor habitual alcohol consumption so that the generic negative health and social outcomes associated with heavy alcohol use are avoided. Additionally, if athletes are to consume alcohol after sport/exercise, a dose of approximately 0.5 g/kg body weight is unlikely to impact most aspects of recovery and may therefore be recommended if alcohol is to be consumed during this period.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 181 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 28%
Student > Master 38 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 9%
Unspecified 15 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 7%
Other 53 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 68 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 32 17%
Unspecified 24 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 7%
Other 35 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 406. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 October 2019.
All research outputs
#25,423
of 13,643,456 outputs
Outputs from Sports Medicine
#17
of 2,213 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#300
of 188,868 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Sports Medicine
#4
of 42 outputs
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