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CAN VEGAN ATHLETES PERFORM EQUALLY WELL?

This month’s AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast

This month’s AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast will be talking about nutrition, specifically whether it is possible for vegans to achieve the same performance level in sport as omnivores. With veganism becoming a growing trend worldwide it is interesting to see what science says.

There are many questions on whether a vegan diet can be healthy and help performance for high-level athletes. Yiting Cao and Nikolaus Schönfeldt, from the class of 2018, discuss the considerations athletes need to take when switching from an omnivore to a vegan diet. What happens with protein? Is animal and plant-based protein the same? What about supplements? Are there any mandatory ones to consume on a vegan diet? This podcast answers these questions and also provides examples of high-profile athletes who are thriving on this diet. Listen to know which are the main things to consider before going vegan as an athlete.  

You can find more AISTS Sports Medicine podcast on our Soundcloud channel or on the Apple Podcast app. To learn more about the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology, visit www.aists.org/education

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

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