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Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise improves performance in adults

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study was a systematic review with meta-analysis examining the efficacy of carbohydrate (CHO) ingestion compared with placebo (PLA) on endurance exercise performance in adults. Relevant databases were searched to January 2011. Included studies were PLA-controlled, randomized, crossover designs in which CHO ingestion not exceeding 8% and between 30 and 80 g/h during exercise of ≥1 h was evaluated via time trial (TT) or exercise time to exhaustion (TTE). The between-trial standardized mean differences [effect size (ES)] and pooled estimates of the effect of CHO ingestion were calculated. Of the 41,175 studies from the initial search, 50 were included. The ES for submaximal exercise followed by TT was significant (ES = 0.53; 95% CI = 0.37-0.69; P < 0.001) as was the ES for TT (ES = 0.30; 95% CI = 0.07-0.53; P = 0.011). The weighted mean improvement in exercise performance favored CHO ingestion (7.5 and 2.0%, respectively). TTE (ES=0.47; 95%CI=0.32-0.62;P < 0.001) and submaximal exercise followedbyTTE (ES =0.44; 95%CI=0.08-0.80; P= 0.017) also showed significant effects, with weighted mean improvementsof15.1 and 54.2%, respectively, with CHO ingestion. Similar trends were evident for subanalyses of studies using only male or trained participants, for exercise of 1-3 h duration, and where CHO and PLA beverages were matched for electrolyte content. The data support that ingestion of CHO between 30 and 80 g/h enhances endurance exercise performance in adults. © 2011 American Society for Nutrition.

UOW Authors


  •   Temesi, John (external author)
  •   Johnson, Nathan A. (external author)
  •   Raymond, Jacqueline (external author)
  •   Burdon, Catriona (external author)
  •   O'Connor, Helen T. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Temesi, J., Johnson, N. A., Raymond, J., Burdon, C. A. & O'Connor, H. T. (2011). Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise improves performance in adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 141 (5), 890-897.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79955502508

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2296

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 890

End Page


  • 897

Volume


  • 141

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study was a systematic review with meta-analysis examining the efficacy of carbohydrate (CHO) ingestion compared with placebo (PLA) on endurance exercise performance in adults. Relevant databases were searched to January 2011. Included studies were PLA-controlled, randomized, crossover designs in which CHO ingestion not exceeding 8% and between 30 and 80 g/h during exercise of ≥1 h was evaluated via time trial (TT) or exercise time to exhaustion (TTE). The between-trial standardized mean differences [effect size (ES)] and pooled estimates of the effect of CHO ingestion were calculated. Of the 41,175 studies from the initial search, 50 were included. The ES for submaximal exercise followed by TT was significant (ES = 0.53; 95% CI = 0.37-0.69; P < 0.001) as was the ES for TT (ES = 0.30; 95% CI = 0.07-0.53; P = 0.011). The weighted mean improvement in exercise performance favored CHO ingestion (7.5 and 2.0%, respectively). TTE (ES=0.47; 95%CI=0.32-0.62;P < 0.001) and submaximal exercise followedbyTTE (ES =0.44; 95%CI=0.08-0.80; P= 0.017) also showed significant effects, with weighted mean improvementsof15.1 and 54.2%, respectively, with CHO ingestion. Similar trends were evident for subanalyses of studies using only male or trained participants, for exercise of 1-3 h duration, and where CHO and PLA beverages were matched for electrolyte content. The data support that ingestion of CHO between 30 and 80 g/h enhances endurance exercise performance in adults. © 2011 American Society for Nutrition.

UOW Authors


  •   Temesi, John (external author)
  •   Johnson, Nathan A. (external author)
  •   Raymond, Jacqueline (external author)
  •   Burdon, Catriona (external author)
  •   O'Connor, Helen T. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Temesi, J., Johnson, N. A., Raymond, J., Burdon, C. A. & O'Connor, H. T. (2011). Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise improves performance in adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 141 (5), 890-897.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79955502508

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2296

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 890

End Page


  • 897

Volume


  • 141

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States