Pre-operative oral carbohydrate loading
in colorectal surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
It is estimated that carbohydrate loading
can improve performance over a set distance by 2-3%.
The time has come for consistent metabolic preparation of patients in the preoperative period through delivery of carbohydrate loading
in order to improve surgical outcomes.
As mentioned previously, the use of carbohydrate loading
attenuates postoperative insulin resistance, reduces nitrogen and protein losses,[sup.
Today, endurance athletes know they can prolong activity by practicing carbohydrate loading
prior to extended training sessions or long competitive events.
Finally, you need to be more concerued with carbohydrate loading
prior to the race than during it.