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About the Foundation

Jacques Décombaz

Physiologist

Science graduate from the University of Lausanne and a graduate in nutrition from the University of Cambridge (GB), carried out research at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne (Switzerland); 21st International prize for modern food, on the theme of sports nutrition  (1988); Prize for Sports Science from the President of the International Olympic Committee for his work on carnitine (1993). Expert in outdoor endurance sport.

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15.11.2014 Jacques Décombaz

Do athletes need to take food supplements to reach the top of their game? Twenty years ago, many scientists claimed that biochemistry and nutrition would boost performance in sport. The promising results of hundreds of studies and an avalanche of new food supplements seemed to prove them right.

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