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Carbohydrate mouth rinse: does it improve endurance exercise performance?

By Salles V de Painelli, Humberto Nicastro and Antonio H Lancha

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Abstract It is well known that carbohydrate (CHO) supplementation can improve performance in endurance exercises through several mechanisms such as maintenance of glycemia and sparing endogenous glycogen as well as the possibility of a central nervous-system action. Some studies have emerged in recent years in order to test the hypothesis of ergogenic action via central nervous system. Recent studies have demonstrated that CHO mouth rinse can lead to improved performance of cyclists, and this may be associated with the activation of brain areas linked to motivation and reward. These findings have already been replicated in other endurance modalities, such as running. This alternative seems to be an attractive nutritional tool to improve endurance exercise performance

Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1186/1475-2891-9-33
OAI identifier: oai:agregador.ibict.br.RI_USP:oai:www.producao.usp.br:BDPI/48334
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