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The effects of postexercise consumption of high-molecular-weight versus low-molecular-weight carbohydrate solutions on subsequent high-intensity interval-running capacity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20975104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of postexercise ingestion of different-molecular-weight glucose polymer solutions on subsequent high-intensity interval-running capacity. In a repeated-measures design, 6 men ran for 60 min in the morning at 70% VO2max. Immediately post- and at 1 and 2 hr postexercise, participants consumed a 15% low-molecular-weight (LMW) or high-molecular-weight (HMW) carbohydrate solution, at a rate of 1.2 g of carbohydrate/kg body mass, or an equivalent volume of flavored water (WAT). After recovery, participants performed repeated 1-min intervals at 90% VO2max interspersed with 1 min active recovery (walking) until volitional exhaustion. Throughout the 3-hr recovery period, plasma glucose concentrations were higher (p=.002) during the HMW and LMW conditions than with WAT (M 7.0±0.8, 7.5±1.0, and 5.6±0.2 mmol/L, respectively), although there was no difference (p=.723) between HMW and LMW conditions. Exercise capacity was 13 (43±10 min; 95% CI for differences: 8-18; p=.001) and 11 min (41±9 min; 95% CI for differences; 2-18: p=.016) longer with HMW and LMW solutions, respectively, than with WAT (30±9 min). There was no substantial difference (2 min; 95% CI for differences: -5 to 10; p=.709) in exercise capacity between LMW and HMW solutions. Although this magnitude of difference is most likely trivial in nature, the uncertainty allows for a possible small substantial enhancement of physiological significance, and further research is required to clarify the true nature of the effect.
Chris McGlory; James P Morton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1526-484X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  2010-11-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100939812     Medline TA:  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / metabolism*
Cross-Over Studies
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage,  pharmacokinetics*
Double-Blind Method
Molecular Weight
Muscle, Skeletal / metabolism
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Exertion / physiology*
Running / physiology*
Task Performance and Analysis
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 7732-18-5/Water

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