Compared to the overnight fasted state, a high carbohydrate (CHO) breakfast 3-4 hours
before exercise enhances endurance performance. However, the optimal type or
composition of the pre-exercise meal to be consumed is less clear. Glycaemic and
insulinaemic responses to a meal play a key role in subsequent metabolism during exercise.
The investigations described in this thesis focused on the influence of I) the composition
and 2) glycaemic index (GI) of CHO breakfasts 3 hours before exercise on postprandial and
exercise metabolism and endurance running capacity [continued]…
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Lee Foundation and The Committee of Vice-chancellors and Principals of the Universities
of the UK.