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Carbohydrate mouth rinse: does it improve endurance exercise performance?

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, August 2010
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26 tweeters
4 Facebook pages
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Carbohydrate mouth rinse: does it improve endurance exercise performance?
Published in
Nutrition Journal, August 2010
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-9-33
Pubmed ID

Vitor de Salles Painelli, Humberto Nicastro, Antonio H Lancha


It is well known that carbohydrate (CHO) supplementation can improve performance in endurance exercises through several mechanisms such as maintenance of glycemia and sparing endogenous glycogen as well as the possibility of a central nervous-system action. Some studies have emerged in recent years in order to test the hypothesis of ergogenic action via central nervous system. Recent studies have demonstrated that CHO mouth rinse can lead to improved performance of cyclists, and this may be associated with the activation of brain areas linked to motivation and reward. These findings have already been replicated in other endurance modalities, such as running. This alternative seems to be an attractive nutritional tool to improve endurance exercise performance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Argentina 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Croatia 1 <1%
Unknown 139 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 45 30%
Student > Master 31 20%
Researcher 11 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 34 22%
Unknown 9 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 68 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Other 14 9%
Unknown 11 7%

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