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

Fenghua SUN, Simon B. COOPER, Chak Fung TSE

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Abstract

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. Copyright © 2020 The Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness. Published by Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-161
JournalJournal of Exercise Science & Fitness
Volume18
Issue number3
Early online dateJun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

Citation

Sun, F.-H., Cooper, S. B., & Tse, F. C.-F. (2020). Effects of different solutions consumed during exercise on cognitive function of male college soccer players. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 18(3), 155-161. doi: 10.1016/j.jesf.2020.06.003

Keywords

  • Loughborough intermittent shuttle test
  • Carbohydrate
  • Protein
  • Dehydration
  • Performance
  • Sports drink

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