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Sports drinks; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES.

* SIR - It is well established that one of the factors that can help sporting performance is drinking the right amount of the right kind of drink, and there is a range of sports drinks available which are designed to meet the varying requirements of different kinds of exercise ("The sports drink myth: They don't boost energy and can be harmful", Sep 11).

Their formulation is based on the latest scientific evidence and medical knowledge, and sports drinks carry nutritional information on the label, including the calorie content.

By helping people participating in sport to perform better and to recover more quickly, sports drinks can encourage people to exercise more.

RICHARD LAMING Media Director, British Soft Drinks Association, London
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 17, 2012
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