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Use fat for good to improve performance

Use fat for good to improve performance

Originally Published: July 14, 2011
By Melissa Daly

Fat. Not so long ago, it was basically a four-letter word. Athletes and experts believed that eating too much of it packed on pounds and drug down performance. Going farther, faster and longer meant making sure you got your three Cs: carbs, carbs and more carbs.

Now researchers are calling this nutritional tunnel vision into question. A growing stack of studies shows that female athletes are better at tapping into their fat stores for energy than men -- and other evidence finds that ...

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