Journal article

Protein coingestion stimulates muscle protein synthesis during resistance-type exercise

Milou Beelen, Rene Koopman, Annemie P Gijsen, Hanne Vandereyt, Arie K Kies, Harm Kuipers, Wim HM Saris, Luc JC van Loon

AJP Endocrinology and Metabolism | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2008


In contrast to the effect of nutritional intervention on postexercise muscle protein synthesis, little is known about the potential to modulate protein synthesis during exercise. This study investigates the effect of protein coingestion with carbohydrate on muscle protein synthesis during resistance-type exercise. Ten healthy males were studied in the evening after they consumed a standardized diet throughout the day. Subjects participated in two experiments in which they ingested either carbohydrate or carbohydrate with protein during a 2-h resistance exercise session. Subjects received a bolus of test drink before and every 15 min during exercise, providing 0.15 g x kg(-1) x h(-1) carbohyd..

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