CREATINE USE IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH SPORTS INJURIES
Ortega Gallo, P. A., Dimeo, F., Batista, F., Betchakian, L., Carcia Cambon, C., & Griffa, J. (2000). Creatine supplementation in soccer players, effects on body composition, and incidence of sports-related injuries. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 552.
National class soccer players (N = 20) served as Ss. One group received 20 gm/d creatine monohydrate supplementation for two weeks, and then 5 gm/d for the following five weeks. Another group received a placebo.
There was no increase in sports-related injuries in the creatine group.
Implication. Creatine supplementation is not associated with an increase in injuries.
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