Nutritional Articles

Interactions of substrate availability, exercise performance, and nutrition with muscle glycogen metabolism in horses.

Published: 2004-06-30

Brief content of the article
This article is kindly sugested especially for those involved in performance & nutrition. The article reviews the role of muscle glycogen as a critical fual for contracting skeletal muscle. The second objective of the authors was to review the effect of nutrition on muscle glycogen stores in the context of nutritional strategies to optimize performance for horses competing several times on the same day or horses competing in endurance events. This article can be found on http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/docs/clinsci/exerphys/equinepubs.html
Keywords: muscle glycogen; carbohydrate loading; fat supplementation; exercise; glucose uptake.

Reference
Lacombe V.A., Hinchcliff K.W., Taylor L.E. 2003.Interactions of substrate availability, exercise performance, and nutrition with muscle glycogen metabolism in horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 223:1576-85.

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