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The NFL is working on an anti-inflammatory diet for its players and teams, which would include eliminating foods such as pasta, potatoes and rice.
It also wants to promote plant-based foods in the form of protein shakes, yogurt, cookies and smoothies.
But while the NFL has made strides in making its athletes healthier, the new food-safety measures may not make a difference in their long-term health, says Peter Mankin, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
For example, in a 2014 study, researchers looked at the health effects of a combination of carbohydrates and fats in two groups of athletes.
One group had high-fat diets and one group had low-fat ones.
After just one week of exercise, the low-carb group lost almost 40 percent of their body weight.
But the high-carbohydrate group lost less weight.
“It was the exact opposite of what you would expect from a diet that’s low in carbohydrates,” Mankint says.
“So the weight loss is a big problem.
So what you might expect from something like this would be more of an impact on the fat oxidation rate.”
In other words, if the low carb group eats more carbohydrates than the high carbohydrate group, it could contribute to obesity.
“That’s a concern that’s going to get looked at by the public health community and the NFL in the years ahead,” Minkin says.
It’s unclear how much the NFL will pay to give players the option of a high-protein diet or a low-protein one.
But Mankins said he expects a food-supplement company will offer low-sugar versions of these diets, which he says would help keep athletes healthy and reduce the risk of obesity.
Mankin also believes that, while the league has made progress, it may not be enough to make up for the damage done by the players.
“I think it’s not the players who have to bear the burden,” he says.