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Title: Effect of preexercise meals with different glycemic indices and loads on metabolic responses and endurance running
Authors: Chen, YJ
Wong, SH
Wong, CK
Lam, CW
Huang, YJ
Siu, PM 
Keywords: Glycemic index
Glycemic load
Preexercise diet
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Source: International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 2008, v. 18, p. 281-300 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism 
Abstract: This study examined the effect of ingesting 3 isocaloric meals with different glycemic indices (GI) and glycemic loads (GL) 2 hr before exercise on metabolic responses and endurance running performance. Eight male runners completed 3 trials in a randomized order, separated by at least 7 days. Carbohydrate (CHO) content (%), GI, and GL were, respectively, 65%, 79, and 82 for the high-GI/high-GL meal (H-H); 65%, 40, and 42 for the low-GI/low-GL meal (L-L); and 36%, 78, and 44 for the high-GI/low-GL meal (H-L). Each trial consisted of a 1-hr run at 70% VO2max, followed by a 10-km performance run. Low-GL diets (H-L and L-L) were found to induce smaller metabolic changes during the postprandial period and during exercise, which were characterized by a lower CHO oxidation in the 2 trials (p < .05) and a concomitant, higher glycerol and free-fatty-acid concentration in the H-L trial (p < .05). There was no difference, however, in time to complete the preloaded 10-km performance run between trials. This suggests that the GL of the preexercise meal has an important role in determining subsequent metabolic responses.
ISSN: 1526-484X (print)
1543-2742 (online)
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