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September 22, 2017

Many athletes, particularly in endurance sport suffer from GI problems. Here Dana Lis discusses a possible role of low FODMAP intake.

March 25, 2017

The capacity of the intestine to absorb carbohydrate is dependent on carb intake in the diet. How does the gut adapt and what are the practical implications?

January 20, 2016

This is the third of a series of 3 posts on gastro-intestinal problems.

Unfortunately, GI-problems are very common, especially amongst endurance athletes and they can easily ruin a race (Read here). The symptoms are diverse and so are the causes (Read here). However, t...

January 20, 2016

 

At present, the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms are not completely understood (for a summary of symptoms and their prevalence in athletes see this previous blog). The symptoms are difficult to investigate because they are often specific to race situations and are...

May 14, 2015

In a previous blog Not all carbs are equal we saw that some carbohydrates are used more rapidly than others, but no carbohydrates are used at rates higher than 60 g/h. Why is this? Why can you not use more than 60 g/h? The answer lies in your capacity to absorb carbohy...

May 10, 2015

 

Since the 1980s it has been known that carbohydrate intake during exercise can improve exercise performance lasting two hours or longer. Soon after this discovery, it was established that not all carbohydrates are equal and carbohydrates ingested during exercise may b...

February 5, 2015

 

 

Even textbooks are sometimes confusing when it comes to pre-exercise meals. Some books will tell you to avoid carbohydrate in the hour before exercise and some will tell you that you need it to improve performance. The reason for these different views stems from a co...

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