Tuesday, July 26, 2011

GI distress and Carbs during Racing

Symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, including nausea and flatulence, are relatively common during endurance races such as marathons and Ironman triathlons. Athletes commonly assume that GI distress is caused by overconsumption of carbohydrate (sports drinks, gels, and so forth). However, a new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that this is not the case.

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Triathlete.com » Why Do You Feel Like Puking During Races? – Triathlete.com

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