Nestlé launches major sports nutrition collaboration

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 18th March 2010

The Nestlé Research Centre has announced a major study on the effects of nutrition and exercise on muscle mass, in collaboration with RMIT University, McMaster University of Canada, and the Australian Institute of Sport.

The study, supported by a linkage grant fro the Australian Research Council, will involve several clinical trials to assess different food and exercise regimes and muscle mass in relation to weight loss and aging.  The study will also investigate preventing the ‘accentuated’ muscle loss associated with aging.

Nestlé believes that the results of this study will be ‘highly relevant’ for formulating products for consumers wishing to maintain muscle mass.