Weight Loss And Sports Supplements

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Weight Loss Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What should healthcare professionals consider when evaluating dietary supplements for athletes?
    • A. 

      Safety and effectiveness

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Possibility of doping

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about whey protein is TRUE?  
    • A. 

      Whey promotes a rapid rise in serum amino acid levels.

    • B. 

      Whey has a high content of the essential amino acid leucine.

    • C. 

      Whey is slowly digested.

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about arginine alpha-ketoglutarate and/or nitric oxide is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Arginine is the substrate for the nitric oxide synthase enzyme, which catalyzes the oxidation of arginine to produce nitric oxide.

    • B. 

      Nitric oxide promotes vasodilation.

    • C. 

      Arginine is not recommended following acute myocardial infarction.

    • D. 

      Several studies suggest that arginine alpha-ketoglutarate increases muscle size.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about growth hormone and/or arginine supplementation is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Consuming 5 to 9 gm of arginine at rest increases growth hormone in a dose-dependent manner.

    • B. 

      Exercise alone increases growth hormone levels by 300% to 500%.

    • C. 

      Ingesting arginine before exercise further increases the growth hormone response to exercise.

    • D. 

      A high dose of arginine can cause considerable gastrointestinal distress without further raising growth hormone levels

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements about caffeine supplementation is FALSE?
    • A. 

      It may improve performance during short-term intense aerobic exercise and prolonged endurance exercise.

    • B. 

      It increases alertness and reduces the perception of effort.

    • C. 

      It significantly increases fat metabolism and spares muscle glycogen.

    • D. 

      It is unlikely to elevate urine output or cause dehydration if consumed in moderation before and/or during exercise.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about creatine supplementation is FALSE?
    • A. 

      It increases phosphocreatine stores in muscles.

    • B. 

      It may improve performance during repeated intervals of high-intensity, short-duration exercise.

    • C. 

      It enhances muscle size and strength during resistance training.

    • D. 

      It has long-term detrimental effects on kidney and liver function.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following supplements purportedly increase the body’s ability to buffer lactic acid?
    • A. 

      Beta-alanine, bovine colostrum, creatine, sodium bicarbonate

    • B. 

      Beta-alanine, bovine colostrum, sodium bicarbonate, pyruvate

    • C. 

      Beta-alanine, bovine colostrum, phosphate, sodium bicarbonate

    • D. 

      Phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, ribose, beta-alanine

  • 8. 
    Research has shown that androstenedione supplementation in men:
    • A. 

      Increases testosterone levels

    • B. 

      Decreases HDL cholesterol and increases estrogen levels

    • C. 

      Increases muscle mass

    • D. 

      Increases strength

  • 9. 
    Which of the following supplements supposedly enhance fat oxidation and/or lipolysis?
    • A. 

      Hydroxycitrate, chitosan, pyruvate

    • B. 

      Green tea extract, conjugated linoleic acids, carnitine

    • C. 

      Coleus forskolin, caffeine

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 10. 
    Which supplements purportedly increase metabolic rate?
    • A. 

      7-keto DHEA, citrus aurantium, and green tea extract

    • B. 

      Coleus forskolin, hydroxycitrate and hoodia

    • C. 

      Ephedra, caffeine, and capsaicin

    • D. 

      A and C Correct

  • 11. 
    Which supplement contains synephrine and octopamine?
    • A. 

      Ephedra

    • B. 

      Yohimbine

    • C. 

      Citrus aurantium

    • D. 

      Guarana

  • 12. 
    Which supplements allegedly promote weight loss or improve athletic performance due to their effect on brain neurotransmitters?
    • A. 

      St. John's wort, 5-HTP, tyrosine

    • B. 

      St. John's wort, 5-HTP, L-threanine

    • C. 

      St. John's wort, 5-HTP, magnolia bark

    • D. 

      L-threanine, magnolia bark, beta-sitosterol

  • 13. 
    "Ephedra-free" on a supplement label means that the supplement does not contain any stimulants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements about dietary supplements is TRUE?
    • A. 

      Dietary supplements do not undergo pre-market testing for safety and effectiveness.

    • B. 

      The amount of an active ingredient may be higher or lower than amount listed on the product label.

    • C. 

      Products containing "natural" ingredients are safe.

    • D. 

      A and B Correct

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