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Should an athlete eat straight after training?--A study of intestinal transit time and its relationship to prior exercise.
  1. D Scott,
  2. B Scott
  1. Department of Sport and Leisure Studies, North Lincolnshire College, Lincoln, UK.


    The mouth-to-caecum transit time of food was measured using the rise in breath hydrogen after a standard breakfast of baked beans on two occasions in seven healthy volunteers. The first occasion was after resting and the second after moderate exercise on a bicycle ergometer. There was no significant difference between the transit times with or without prior exercise. It is concluded that moderate exercise taken before food does not interfere with transit time and therefore should not in that way interfere with nutrition.

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