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Modern athletes are more aware of their diet choices than previous generations. This is because more information has been discovered about the chemistry of substances in their diets. Having an increased understanding of the nature of the biochemical reactions involved in muscular contraction leads to a more beneficial and informed selection of foods.
Biochemists who are interested in sports performance will continue to pursue natural methods for improving performance by paying close attention to the chains of enzyme-catalysed reactions that occur in cells. This module provides an overview of the two extremes of exercise and allows for the discussion of possible ways to further research.
The purpose of this module is to increase the student’s understanding of the nature, practice, applications, research and developments in chemistry.