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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

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Effects of Carbohydrate-Protein Supplementation on Recovery From Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

Nutrition has been proven to be a key aspect in recovery from strenuous physical activity. Many athletes are turning to protein-carbohydrate supplementation in order to assist their recovery. Many studies have evaluated the effects of carbohydrate-protein supplement on acute recovery from exercise. However, most studies aim at replenishing glycogen stores following aerobic exercise. Few studies have examined the effects of supplementation on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. Even with the studies that have been performed questions remain as to the proper macronutrient composition of supplements, the timing of consumption, and their possible benefits to performance. Current literature is rife with contradictions as to whether or not protein-carbohydrate supplementation will decrease levels of blood-borne markers of fatigue. A review of the literature was performed in order to answer some of the questions regarding possible supplementation benefits following exercise-induced muscle damage.

Presenter: Cody Kelly (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Exercise Physiology
Location: Fireside Lounge, Seymour Union
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)
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