What is it about?

Ingestion of a hydrothermally modified corn starch supplement before and at half time reduced perceived exertion, reduced carbohydrate use, and improved soccer performance.

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Why is it important?

Often sporting activities are determined because of mistakes late in contests caused by running low in exercise fuel. Our data suggest that hydrothermally modified corn starch ingestion before and at half time can reduce fatigue and, therefore, improve performance, especially late in games.

Perspectives

Hopefully, these data will help many appreciate the importance of nutrition for athletic performance as well as encourage scientists to continue the search for ways to help athletes perform better.

Pete Lemon
Western University

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This page is a summary of: Hydrothermally Modified Corn Starch Ingestion Attenuates Soccer Skill Performance Decrements in the Second Half of a Simulated Soccer Match, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, April 2019, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0217.
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