The role of dietary fat on performance, metabolism, and health.

  title={The role of dietary fat on performance, metabolism, and health.},
  author={David Robert Pendergast and Peter J. Horvath and John Leddy and Jaya T. Venkatraman},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={24 6 Suppl},
This paper presents a model to evaluate the nutritional status of trained athletes based on work in our laboratory as well as others. The model proposes that substrate use is set by the muscle fibers recruited, based on the exercise intensity. Second, the substrate available is primarily determined by the intramuscular stores. In trained athletes, intramuscular fat plays an important role in metabolism at exercise intensities as high as 80% of maximal aerobic power. Based on these factors… CONTINUE READING

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