The effect of Katsura-uri (Japanese pickling melon, Cucumis melo var. conomon) and its derived ingredient methylthioacetic acid on energy metabolism during aerobic exercise

  title={The effect of Katsura-uri (Japanese pickling melon, Cucumis melo var. conomon) and its derived ingredient methylthioacetic acid on energy metabolism during aerobic exercise},
  author={Wataru Aoi and Kazuya Takeda and Azusa Sasaki and Yuki Hasegawa and Yasushi Nakamura and Eun Young Park and Kenji Sato and Masayo Iwasa and Airi Nakayama and Mizuki Minamikawa and Yukiko Kobayashi and Koji Shirota and Noboru Suetome},
PurposeWe investigated the effect of Katsura-uri (Japanese pickling melon; Cucumis melo var. conomon) on energy metabolism during exercise in human and animal studies.MethodsEight healthy men (mean age, 21.4 ± 0.7 years) participated in a single-blind, crossover study. Thirty minutes after ingesting the Katsura-uri drink or placebo drink, they exercised on a cycle ergometer at 40% maximal heart rate for 30 min. Respiratory gas analysis was performed during exercise to examine oxygen consumption… 
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