Gender differences in amino acid use during endurance exercise
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There are gender differences in the substrate used to fuel prolonged physical activity. Males rely on carbohydrate and amino acids (97%), while females use predominantly fat (62%) to fuel endurance exercise. This review looks at the mechanisms that regulate these gender differences, with a focus on amino acid metabolism. Gender-selective nutritional recommendations are indicated for physically active individuals and some cardiac patients who engage in intense aerobic activity. © 2005 International Life Sciences Institute.
Lamont, Linda S.. "Gender differences in amino acid use during endurance exercise." Nutrition Reviews 63, 12 (2005): 419-422. doi:10.1301/nr.2005.dec.419-422.