Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome
28/04/2016Human gut microbiome is largely impacted by dietary shifts in macronutrients, however, the timescale of when these changes occur is still unclear in humans. A study in mice conducted by Faith et al. (2011) highlighted that these alterations in gut microbiome can occur within a day.
Pain and cognitive function – 'Friends or foe?'
18/04/2016HPL Principal Scientist and Cognition Lead, Dr. Barry O’Neill, outlines the detrimental impact that pain can have on cognitive function, such as attention and working memory.
Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners
29/03/2016The adaptations demanded of the human body by ultra endurance events are of great interest in sports science research; in particular metabolic adaptations.
Coxless Crew visit the HPL after completing Pacific Ocean row
17/03/2016HPL Sport Dietitians and Nutritionist Ana Anton-Solanas outlines the research that was performed with the Coxless Crew, the group of four females to be the first in rowing across the Pacific Ocean.
27/04/2016The use of athletic recovery strategies is now commonplace across high performance sport, with strategies ranging from nutritional supplementation to ice baths and compression garments widely adopted by athletes.
Webcast: Digestive health and performance
18/04/2016On Friday, 6th May 2016, the HPL held its first Science Community webcast of 2016, Digestive health and performance.
The Great British adventure – Sean Conway takes on UK coastline solo Iron Man
17/03/2016British adventurer, Sean Conway, is attempting to circumnavigate the UK coastline by completing the world’s longest Iron Man triathlon. We spoke to Sean in an interview to understand how he became an adventurer, what this mammoth challenge entails and how he hopes the scientists at the GSK Human Performance Lab (HPL) will help him prepare for
GSK Human Performance Lab welcomes best buddies España
22/01/2016The GSK Human Performance Lab recently welcomed members from Best Buddies for two days of body composition, strength and physiological assessments. We spoke to some of the athletes and their ‘buddies’ to find out more about this novel organisation and how the GSK HPL can help both the athletes and their buddies realise their sporting dreams.