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Effect of a high carbohydrate diet on core temperature during prolonged exercise.
  1. M P Schwellnus,
  2. N F Gordon,
  3. G G van Zyl,
  4. J F Cilliers,
  5. H C Grobler,
  6. J Kuyl,
  7. H W Kohl
  1. MRC/UCT Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit, University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa.


    This study compared the effects of a high-carbohydrate and a mixed diet on core temperature responses to prolonged exercise in six male competitive cyclists (age = 22.2 +/- 1.9 years). This study, the first to investigate the effect of a high-carbohydrate diet on exercise core temperature in humans, therefore suggests that three days of increased dietary carbohydrate intakes do not evoke any deleterious thermoregulatory responses during prolonged submaximal exercise.

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