Tag Archives: Nutrition

Two large meals better than 6 small meals with same calories for controlling weight, blood sugar

Hana Kahleová et al. Eating two larger meals a day (breakfast and lunch) is more effective than six smaller meals in a reduced-energy regimen for patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomised crossover study. Aims/hypothesis The aim of the study was to compare the effect of six (A6 regimen) vs two meals a day, breakfast […]

Nutrition and the Adaptation to Endurance Training

Baar (2014) Nutrition and the Adaptation to Endurance Training  Maximizing metabolic stress at a given level of mechanical stress can improve the adaptive response to endurance training, decrease injury, and potentially improve performance. Calcium and metabolic stress, in the form of heat, decreases in the adenosine triphosphate/ adenosine diphosphate ratio, glycogen depletion, caloric restriction, and […]

Sleep in Elite Athletes and Nutritional Interventions to Enhance Sleep

Halson (2014) Sleep in Elite Athletes and Nutritional Interventions to Enhance Sleep  Sleep has numerous important physiological and cognitive functions that may be particularly important to elite athletes. Recent evidence, as well as anecdotal information, suggests that athletes may experience a reduced quality and/or quantity of sleep. Sleep deprivation can have significant effects on athletic […]

Interaction of Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism During Exercise

Spriet (2014) New Insights into the Interaction of Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism During Exercise  Fat and carbohydrate are important fuels for aerobic exercise and there can be reciprocal shifts in the proportions of carbohydrate and fat that are oxidized. The interaction between carbohydrate and fatty acid oxidation is dependent on the intracellular and extracellular meta- […]