D-Ribose Improves Diastolic Function And Quality Of Life In Congestive Heart Failure Patients: A Prospective Feasibility Study
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This study used an exhaustive week-long exercise protocol (two sessions of cycling daily) where after the last session, as well as nine times more over the next three days, either the experimental group (200mg/kg D-ribose paired with 200mg/kg sucrose at each dose) or control group (200mg/kg maltodextrin replacing the D-ribose) were assessed after three days rest.
Inclusion of D-ribose was associated with a greater rate of ATP replenishment in the tested muscle after three days when compared to placebo, and no difference between groups was noted after a single day of rest. No differences in glycogen resynthesis rates between D-ribose and maltodextrin.
This was a crossover study.