Abstract:Lactose is a disaccharide of glucose and galactose, found exclusively in milk. Carbohydrates represent an important fuel for endurance and prolonged exercise. Recommendations for athletes include high carbohydrate diets to maximise performance, especially before, during and after exercise. However, lactose does not feature in guidelines for carbohydrate intake for athletes, despite athletes likely consuming nutritionally relevant amounts. This review will explore possible applications for lactose in a sports n… Show more
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