Accession Number:

ADA445850

Title:

Evaluation of a Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Beverage on Performance During Marine Corps Hot Weather Training Exercises

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun-Sep 2003

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER SILVER SPRING MD RADIATION AND COMBAT INJURY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

In response to a request from the Marine Corps System Command MARCORSYSCOM, Quantico, VA we conducted a proof of concept investigation into the efficacy of a carbohydrate-electrolyte CHO-E beverage as a prophylactic against heat stress. The study was conducted to determine if the consumption of a CHO-E drink, as a supplement to water consumption, would sustain the leadership and decision making abilities of junior officers and senior NCOs during field training exercises conducted in hothumid weather conditions. Subjects were recruited from Marine Corps personnel participating in training courses held at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA during the summer of 2003. The subjects were recruited from a company NROTC students participating in Marine Corps Officer Candidate School OCS training, from a company of commissioned junior officers, 2nd and 1st Lieutenants, attending The Basic School TES, and from senior enlisted personnel, E-5 and above, attending The Martial Arts Instructor Course MAIC.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Biochemistry
  • Stress Physiology
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE