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How does carbo load work?

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Dr. Beth Zha
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Glycogen

Extra glucose is stored in the liver as glycogen.
This is broken down later when in 'starvation' mode.

In brief: Glycogen

Extra glucose is stored in the liver as glycogen.
This is broken down later when in 'starvation' mode.
Dr. Beth Zha
Dr. Beth Zha
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Extra Carbs

athletes now may consume the high-carbohydrate diet (55% to 60% of total calories), and eat extra carbohydrates (70%) for 3 days before an event.
Carbohydrate loading regimen began with a period of several days on a low-carbohydrate diet designed to deplete stored glycogen, followed by consumption of a diet high in complex carbohydrates for 3 days before an event

In brief: Extra Carbs

athletes now may consume the high-carbohydrate diet (55% to 60% of total calories), and eat extra carbohydrates (70%) for 3 days before an event.
Carbohydrate loading regimen began with a period of several days on a low-carbohydrate diet designed to deplete stored glycogen, followed by consumption of a diet high in complex carbohydrates for 3 days before an event
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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