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Influence of the glycaemic index of mixed meals on postprandial and exercise metabolism in men and women

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posted on 09.07.2018, 13:22 authored by Emma J. Stevenson
The benefits of carbohydrate ingestion before and after prolonged exercise are well known to scientists, coaches and athletes alike. However, the type of carbohydrate consumed can have a significant effect on substrate metabolism both at rest and during exercise. The glycaemic index (GI) is a method of classifying carbohydrate-containing foods according to their postprandial glycaemic responses. This is a useful tool to aid the selection of appropriate carbohydrates for both pre- and post-exercise meals. This thesis examined the influence of ingesting mixed meals with different glycaemic indices both before exercise and during the post-exercise recovery period in male and female subjects. [Continues.]



  • 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.



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