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Andy Ahart Is Creatine Supplementation Effective for Improving Physical Performance? The debate about whether creatine supplementation is effective is one that is very controversial. The article “The Effect and Safety of Short-Term Creatine Supplementation on Performance of Push-Ups”, published in the periodical Military Medicine, focuses on the health concerns and physical benefits/effects of using creatine as a performance-enhancing supplement. The purpose of the experiment was to determine if short-term creatine supplementation improved the number of push-ups one could do. The researchers used 35 healthy subjects actively involved the U.S. Army. Inclusions included age (22-36 years old) and APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) results of fewer than twelve push-ups over the minimum required to pass the test. Exclusions included history of kidney disease or dysfunction, significant malabsorptive gastrointestinal conditions, preexisting
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