NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN MILITARY ENVIRONMENTS

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Authors
  1. Jacobs, I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report is a review of research findings concerning nutritional aspects of physical performance with direct relevance to the operational requirements of military personnel. Among the macronutrients providing fuel to working muscle, only carbohydrates are relatively limited in availability. Since muscle depends on carbohydrates as an energy store for high intensity exercise performance, depletion of these stores have detrimental effects on exercise performance. In contrast, there is no consistent evidence that physical exercise performance would be enhanced by the addition of micronutrients to standard rations.
Report Number
DCIEM-87-RR-53 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 Dec 1987
Number of Pages
27
DSTKIM No
88-01446
CANDIS No
54680
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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