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Carbohydrate loading and deploying forces.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10495634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The physical demands faced by soldiers of the U.S. Army are in many ways similar to those experienced by endurance-event athletes. Mission success, and even life itself, depend on physical stamina. This article examines the possibility that carbohydrate loading, as practiced by endurance athletes, may prove to be an ergogenic aid that enhances this endurance. Although the negative side effects of the classic carbohydrate-loading procedure would hinder the critical pre-mission activities, a modified carbohydrate-loading approach attains the same benefits without the adverse side effects. The mechanisms for implementing the modified carbohydrate-loading regimen are already in place within the current unit structure of the U.S. Army. A proposed pilot study would ascertain if the current research data on carbohydrate loading could be generalized to the deploying soldiers of the U.S. Army.
P R Sandberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-07     Completed Date:  1999-10-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC 28307, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage*
Energy Metabolism*
Glycogen / metabolism
Military Medicine
Military Personnel*
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritive Value
Physical Endurance*
Pilot Projects
Time Factors
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 9005-79-2/Glycogen

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