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Modern athletes are more aware of diet than previous generations, because more is known about the chemistry of the substances in their diet. A increased understanding of the nature of the biochemical reactions involved in muscular contraction leads to a better and more informed selection of foods.
Biochemists interested in sports performance will continue to seek natural methods of improving performance by paying close attention to the chains of enzyme catalysed reactions occurring in the cytosol of the cell as well as within the mitochondria. This module provides an overview of the two extremes of exercise and allows discussion of possible directions of further research.
|2. Carbohydrates are an important part of an athlete's diet.||
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