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Nicky Keay

I have extensive clinical and research experience in Endocrinology and SEM (before SEM became recognised specialty, which has inspired me to get back into clinical practice again). I have been attached to Sports Med clinics in AUZ (including Olympic Medical Park, Melbourne with Prof Khan and Dr Brukner) and have research publications from my studies of retired and young dancers and from my time on the international medical team developing dope test for GH.

How to Identify Male Cyclist at Risk of RED-S?

How to Identify Male Cyclist at Risk of RED-S?

Dr Nicky Keay12 October 2018

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a clinical model that describes the potential adverse health and performance consequences of low ene ...

Synergistic Interactions of Steroid Hormones

Synergistic Interactions of Steroid Hormones

Dr Nicky Keay10 May 2018

The action of the sun on skin is the most effective way of making vitamin D. However, even walking around outside naked for 5 hours every day durin ...

Healthy Hormones

Healthy Hormones

Dr Nicky Keay10 May 2018

Is your training in tune with your hormones and nutrition to optimise your athletic performance? Hormones are internal chemical messenger ...

Health and Performance During Lifespan:  Latest Research

Health and Performance During Lifespan: Latest Research

Dr Nicky Keay08 February 2018

Your lifespan depends on genetic and key lifestyle choices Lifespan is dependent on a range of genetic factors combined with lifestyle choices. ...

Lifestyle Choices

Lifestyle Choices

Dr Nicky Keay08 February 2018

Lifestyle Choices: Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep Lifestyle factors of exercise, nutrition and sleep are vital for optimising health. In the illust ...

What has your gut microbiota ever done for you?

What has your gut microbiota ever done for you?

Dr Nicky Keay08 February 2018

Our body acts as a host to vast array of micro-organisms. Often, we are only aware of these micro-organisms causing unwanted infection: for example ...

Optimising Health and Athletic Performance

Optimising Health and Athletic Performance

Dr Nicky Keay11 January 2018

In order to improve sports performance, athletes periodise their training, nutrition and recovery within the context of a training seaso ...

Athletic Fatigue: Part 2

Athletic Fatigue: Part 2

Dr Nicky Keay11 January 2018

A degree of athletic fatigue following a training session, as described in part 1, is required to set in motion mechanisms to drive beneficial adap ...

Athletic Fatigue: Part 1

Athletic Fatigue: Part 1

Dr Nicky Keay11 January 2018

Interpreting athletic fatigue is not easy. Consideration has to be given to context and time scale. What are the markers and metrics that can help ...

Temporal Considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic Interactions Part 2

Temporal Considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic Interactions Part 2

Dr Nicky Keay06 December 2017

As discussed in the first part of this blog series, the Endocrine system displays temporal variation in release of hormones. Amplitude and frequenc ...