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Misrepresentation of carbohydrate for exercise: ‘It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet’
  1. Patrick B Wilson
  1. Correspondence to Patrick B Wilson, Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, One Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA; pwilson{at}

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The contention from Malhotra et al 1 regarding the unimportance of carbohydrate for exercise is misguided. First, the reference they provide is an editorial2 that should not be viewed as high-quality evidence. Several oft-cited exercise studies showing benefits with …

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