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Influence of high and low glycaemic index carbohydrate meals on exercise capacity and substrate metabolism in men

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posted on 26.07.2018, 14:53 authored by Ching-Lin Wu
Ingestion of carbohydrate (CHO) before exercise and after exercise enhances subsequent endurance exercise capacity when compared to a fasting state. However, the optimal type of CHO meal to be consumed is still unclear. Glycaemic and insulinaemic responses to a meal during the postprandial period may play an important role in subsequent exercise metabolism and performance. This thesis examined the influence of ingesting high and low glycaemic index (GI) CHO meals three hours before exercise and during four-hour recovery on substrate metabolism and exercise capacity in men. [Continues.]


Taiwan, Ministry of Education.



  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.