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Nutritional strategies to enhance mitochondrial adaptation to endurance exercise

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Nutritional strategies to enhance mitochondrial adaptation to endurance exercise

Author: Philp, A.
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Endurance exercise, when performed regularly as part of a training program, leads to increases in whole-body and skeletal
muscle-specific oxidative capacity. The increase in mitochondrial biogenesis (increased volume and functional capacity) following
endurance training is fundamentally important as it leads to greater rates of oxidative phosphorylation and an improved capacity to utilize fatty acids during sub-maximal exercise. Given the importance of mitochondrial biogenesis for skeletal muscle performance, considerable attention has been given to understanding the molecular cues stimulated by endurance exercise and the role that alterations in nutritional status may play in augmenting this adaptive response. In this session, I will discuss a variety of exercise and nutritional approaches used to augment mitochondrial adaption to exercise, examine proposed modes of action and finally discuss the
feasibility of such approaches to alter mitochondrial adaptation to endurance training in humans.


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11 thoughts on “Nutritional strategies to enhance mitochondrial adaptation to endurance exercise
  1. Dark chocolate, Nicotinamide Riboside and fish oil were investigated. Choc and oil had good results. NR had results in rats. More research needed in humans.
    I'm off to eat some dark chocolate! (As if I needed another excuse)

  2. It's always disappointing when someone studying health looks unhealthy. He even sounds like he is lacking in energy. Low levels of health in recent generations has become the norm of our society. The diseases of civilization, particularly metabolic conditions, are increasing. Think about diseases that used to be considered age-related but are increasingly seen among children and young adults.

  3. That’s good science at last ,heard about the chocolate before some time ago , but didn’t have the how , now we know the why , off to the chocolate shop the now !
    Thanks for posting .
    One question that needs asking , possibly in another forum , is As an athlete grows fitter , he naturally will be able to make greater inroads in his ability to recover , given his/her increase in strength and performance. Would a reduction in frequency of the stimulus ,ie 3-4 days rather than every other day allow for a continued improvement ? I’ll repost this on other possibly more appropriate lectures .

  4. Here's a tip for people who can't speak: go straight to the point. If this guy is a teacher I feel for his students. Go straight to the point and you'll be a more tolerable speaker.

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