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How can female athletes improve their performance?

Using a mix of carbs in a protein drink proved to help increase athletic performance in female cyclists and triathletes, say researchers. A study compared the effects of a dextrose-only protein drink and one with a blend of glucose, fructose and maltodextrin.

According to the study authors, the protein-mixed carb drink improved performance despite containing 50% lower carbohydrate content and approximately 30% fewer calories. The study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

By utilizing a different carb mixture, the researchers were
able to create a more effective protein drink that had fewer calories.

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