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Molina Hospital launches its Sports Nutrition Unit (09/09/2019)

Following its commitment to health promotion and prevention, the Molina Hospital has launched its Sports Nutrition Unit, led by Pablo Barcina Pérez (dietitian-nutritionist, sports nutrition specialist, PhD in health sciences by UCAM and anthropometrist certified by ISAK, No. Collegiate MU00216).

This Unit was born in order to respond to the needs of high-level athletes, elite or professional, as well as people who practice sports in a recreational way and seek to improve their body composition and performance to fully enjoy their favorite sport: "The perspective from which we guide the sports nutrition service revolves around health and sports performance, always differentiating the profile of the athlete at all times," explains Barcina Pérez.

The Sports Nutrition Unit of the Hospital de Molina offers different services, both through personal consultation, and through advice of teams and clubs with more general character for different objectives according to the type of sport practiced and the main metabolic routes involved in the realization of it:

Body recomposition, increased muscle mass, reduced fat mass

Increased metabolic flexibility in order to increase the threshold of fatty acid use and to postpone the use of glycogen stores in a given test

Optimization of body composition in athletes categorized by weight

Specialized sports nutrition for women

Hydration and electrolyte replacement protocols

Implementation of advanced dietary protocols such as different types of nutrient cycling, intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet, vegan and vegetarian diet for sports, etc.

Personalized design of menus and recipes for the athlete

Guidelines for supplementation intake, if necessary


In addition, the Sports Nutrition Unit of the Hospital de Molina uses the most advanced technology to determine body composition through DXA, which allows establishing the nutritional status and dietary protocols precisely;

and performs anthropometry and measurement by bioimpedance to establish the appropriate monitoring.

Source: Hospital de Molina

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