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For current and aspiring performance nutritionists! The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) "We Do Science" Podcast, hosted by Dr Laurent Bannock, features a wide variety of leading guest experts (elite practitioners and scientists) with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition & related fields relevant to 'real-world' practice.

Jul 9, 2019

Episode 115 of the Guru Performance 'We Do Science' podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Dietary Fat and Elite Endurance Performance" with Dr Jill Leckey PhD (Australian Cycling Team).

In this session we get into:

  • Defining Endurance Performance, and the Difference Between 'Elite' and 'Normal' Athletes as it Relates to Exercise Physiology and Metabolism
  • Differentiating Good, Bad, and Irrelevant Research to Inform Practice
  • Fat and its Relative Importance as a Fuel (Substrate) for Elite Endurance Athletes
  • Fatty Acid Availability and Impact on Prolonged Continuous Running to Fatigue
  • Dietary Fat and Impact on Metabolic Flexibility
  • The Evidence for Carbohydrate Dependence as the Predominant Substrate for Elite Endurance Performance
  • Ketone Diester Ingestion and Impact on Performance in Elite Cyclists

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