Glycogen supercompensation is due to increased number, not size, of glycogen particles in human skeletal muscle

  title={Glycogen supercompensation is due to increased number, not size, of glycogen particles in human skeletal muscle},
  author={Rasmus Jensen and Niels {\O}rtenblad and Marie-Louise Holleufer Stausholm and Mette Carina Skjaerbaek and Daniel Nyberg Larsen and Mette Hansen and Hans-Christer Holmberg and Peter Plomgaard and Joachim Nielsen},
  journal={Experimental Physiology},
  pages={1272 - 1284}
What is the central question of this study? Glycogen supercompensation after glycogen‐depleting exercise can be achieved by consuming a carbohydrate‐enriched diet, but the associated effects on the size, number and localization of intramuscular glycogen particles are unknown. What is the main finding and its importance? Using transmission electron microscopy to inspect individual glycogen particles visually, we show that glycogen supercompensation is achieved by increasing the number of… Expand
Nutritional approaches to counter performance constraints in high‐level sports competition
  • L. Burke
  • Medicine
  • Experimental physiology
  • 2021
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