Study under review: Body composition changes associated with fasted versus non-fasted aerobic exercise
The idea of fasted cardio to accelerate fat loss has been, for the most part, based on a key assumption: with no food in our system, our fat stores are the go-to energy source, assuming low- to moderate-intensity cardio training. The use of fat is facilitated by the low levels of liver glycogen and insulin, and short-term studies suggest that fasted cardio does increase fat oxidation over 24 hours. It stands to reason that if done on a sustained basis, then there might be a greater amount of fat loss compared to if the training was done after eating breakfast or in the afternoon. But is this assumption correct?
Other Articles in Issue #03 (January 2015)
Heart benefits of alcohol may not apply to everyone
CETP TaqiB genotype modifies the association between alcohol and coronary heart disease: The INTERGENE case-control study.
Type 2 diabetes: a preventable disease
A look at the increase in global diabetes risk and the reason behind the growing rate of type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
Investigating a progression of carb and saturated fat intakes
Effects of stepwise increases in dietary carbohydrate on circulating saturated fatty acids and palmitoleic acid in adults with metabolic syndrome.
Whence the hype?
The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study.
Fitting into your genes: do genetic testing-based dietary recommendations work?
Disclosure of genetic information and change in dietary intake: a randomized controlled trial.
Combating obesity through intermittent fasting
Time-restricted feeding is a preventative and therapeutic intervention against diverse nutritional challenges.
How does a lifetime of marijuana use affect the brain?
Long-term effects of marijuana on the brain.
A mouse’s microbiome may cause its brain to leak
The gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability in mice.
- Interview: Stuart M. Phillips, Ph.D., FACN, FACSM
- Interview: Ramsey Nijem