Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Comparing High And Low-Carb Diets For Athletes

This is an interesting post, which analyzes an article titled, "Science of Sport: Are the Atkins, Zone, and South Beach Diets Slowing you Down?"  Suffice it to say most of the reference studies either don't address the contention of the article, or in fact refute it.  Unfortunately this seems to be pretty typical of "science."  Drown your article in bogus cites and hope no one notices.

The weight of the evidence seems to be: no real difference except for sprinting (which is anaerobic, that is, glucose-burning), but there are plenty of side benefits that don't directly affect athletic performance in the short-term.