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International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB)

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, February 2013
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Title
International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB)
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Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1550-2783-10-6
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Authors

Jacob M Wilson, Peter J Fitschen, Bill Campbell, Gabriel J Wilson, Nelo Zanchi, Lem Taylor, Colin Wilborn, Douglas S Kalman, Jeffrey R Stout, Jay R Hoffman, Tim N Ziegenfuss, Hector L Lopez, Richard B Kreider, Abbie E Smith-Ryan, Jose Antonio

Abstract

Position Statement: The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) bases the following position stand on a critical analysis of the literature on the use of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) as a nutritional supplement. The ISSN has concluded the following. 1. HMB can be used to enhance recovery by attenuating exercise induced skeletal muscle damage in trained and untrained populations. 2. If consuming HMB, an athlete will benefit from consuming the supplement in close proximity to their workout. 3. HMB appears to be most effective when consumed for 2 weeks prior to an exercise bout. 4. Thirty-eight mg·kg·BM-1 daily of HMB has been demonstrated to enhance skeletal muscle hypertrophy, strength, and power in untrained and trained populations when the appropriate exercise prescription is utilized. 5. Currently, two forms of HMB have been used: Calcium HMB (HMB-Ca) and a free acid form of HMB (HMB-FA). HMB-FA may increase plasma absorption and retention of HMB to a greater extent than HMB-CA. However, research with HMB-FA is in its infancy, and there is not enough research to support whether one form is superior. 6. HMB has been demonstrated to increase LBM and functionality in elderly, sedentary populations. 7. HMB ingestion in conjunction with a structured exercise program may result in greater declines in fat mass (FM). 8. HMB's mechanisms of action include an inhibition and increase of proteolysis and protein synthesis, respectively. 9. Chronic consumption of HMB is safe in both young and old populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 6 2%
United States 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 353 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 84 23%
Student > Bachelor 61 17%
Researcher 35 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 10%
Other 32 9%
Other 85 23%
Unknown 35 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 78 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 66 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 65 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 46 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 7%
Other 36 10%
Unknown 49 13%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 151. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 June 2020.
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#122,682
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#3
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