Journal article

Intramyocellular lipid content is increased after exercise in nonexercising human skeletal muscle

VB Schrauwen-Hinderling, LJC van Loon, R Koopman, K Nicolay, WHM Saris, ME Kooi

Journal of Applied Physiology | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2003

Abstract

Intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) content has been reported to decrease after prolonged submaximal exercise in active muscle and, therefore, seems to form an important local substrate source. Because exercise leads to a substantial increase in plasma free fatty acid (FFA) availability with a concomitant increase in FFA uptake by muscle tissue, we aimed to investigate potential differences in the net changes in IMCL content between contracting and noncontracting skeletal muscle after prolonged endurance exercise. IMCL content was quantified by magnetic resonance spectroscopy in eight trained cyclists before and after a 3-h cycling protocol (55% maximal energy output) in the exercising vastus late..

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