Water Or Milk Is Sufficient QuoteRegular Consumption of Sports Drinks Health Risk

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine has responded to research by Cardiff University School of Dentistry on the high consumption of sports drinks, for social reasons amongst children aged 12-14.

The high sugar content and low pH of sports drinks increases the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and the erosion of tooth enamel. There is no evidence of the beneficial effects of sports drinks in non-elite athletes or children. Water and milk is sufficient enough to hydrate before, during and after exercise. 

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Our 2016 Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference is open for bookings

Keynote speakers include:

Mr Frank Dick OBE - Sport & Corporate Coaching Consulan

Mr James Moore, Deputy Chef de Mission Performance Services for Team GB for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016

Dr Stuart Miller - Chief Medical Officer, British Paralympic Association

Exercise Medicine is Key Deliverable in Government Sport Strategy

Following a response by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) to the Government's sport strategy consultation in November 2015, Sporting Future - A New Strategy for an Active Nation was released by the Department for Culture Media and Sport and Tracey Crouch MP. Sport and Exercise Medicine and “its use within the NHS and wider public health practice” is a key part of the strategy's deliverables. Read our response and outcome here.

Policy and Public Affairs


Sport Duty of Care Review  
Draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy A Fresh Approach - The case for Exercise Medicine
Obesity Health Alliance A Fresh Approach in Practice -A new approach to MSK Medicine
Sugar Levy Announcement Student Exercise Prescription Booklet
Sporting Future - An New Strategy for an Active Nation Exercise for Life Booklet
Concussion Group Concussion Guidelines for the Education Sector

Training and Assessment

Statement and FAQ on Cross Recognition of Emergency Care Courses in Sport view here

Ultrasound Clinical Assessment is now available to our members view here

We offer a CESR application advice service for members view here

The FSEM offers CPD accreditation for related courses, conferences and events view here

BASEM offers SEM Training Courses throughout the year -

Other useful links - Appraisal & Revalidation

  • A Healthier Life for All

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    19 July
  • What Can We Do to Increase Physical Activity?

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    28 June
  • Regular Consumption of Sports Drinks are a Risk to Children’s Health

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    27 June
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