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Are Low carbohydrate diets effective for sports performance?

Professor Louise Burke OAM PhD APD is Chair of Sports Nutrition at Australian Catholic University and has nearly 40 years of experience with elite athletes.

She was Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) from 1990 to 2018 and continues at the AIS as Chief of Nutrition Strategy.

In this Hot link Louise Burke is interviewed by the Sugar Nutrition Research Centre about the role of low-carb diets in sports today:

-Has anything changed about the use of low-carb diets in sport over the past 5 years?

-Has the low carb-high fat (LCHF) trend in sports nutrition fizzled out or is it still going strong?

– Do high fat diets improve performance across a range of sports?

– Are there any sports for which the keto diet might be helpful?

-What are your predictions for the future when it comes to the science of sports nutrition?

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