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Endurance athletes undergo nutrition study at AIS

Walkers at the AIS
Race walkers train at the AIS.

04 Dec 2015

Watch race walkers Inaki Gomez, Jared Tallent and Evan Dunfee take part in a unique nutrition study during their training camp at the AIS.

AIS Head Nutritionist Louise Burke said the study – with one athlete having a high carbohydrate diet, another low carb/high fat food, and the final one having a periodised carb diet – could be adapted across a lot of endurance sports.

This study involves grant funding and collaboration with the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at Australian Catholic University.

“This is a very applicable study to a range of sports,” Burke said.

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