Fluid provision and metabolic responses to soccer-specific exercise

N. D. Clarke*, B. Drust, D. P.M. Maclaren, T. Reilly

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    The present study aimed to investigate the impact on metabolism of altering the timing and volume of ingested carbohydrate during soccer-specific exercise. Twelve soccer players performed a soccer-specific protocol on three occasions. On two, 7 ml kg−1 carbohydrate–electrolyte or placebo were ingested at 0 and 45 min. On a third, the same total volume of carbohydrate–electrolyte was consumed but at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 and 75 min. Carbohydrate–electrolyte ingestion increased blood glucose, insulin and carbohydrate oxidation, whilst suppressing NEFA, glycerol and fat oxidation (P 0.05). However, consuming fluid in small volumes reduced the sensation of gut fullness (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1069-1077
    Number of pages9
    JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2008


    This study was supported by GlaxoSmithKline.

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      • Fluid
      • Carbohydrate
      • Metabolism
      • Gut fullness


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