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Old 10-15-2010, 05:13 AM   #3
Darryl Shaw
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I agree, the sample size was too small to draw any firm conclusions so it would be interesting to see further studies performed on a larger group of more active/athletic subjects. I doubt that the results would be all that different though because of the well documented protein sparing effect of carbohydrates.

Edit: I'm forgetting that energy balance plays an important role in maintaining nitrogen balance and that carbohdrates and fats have a simlar protein sparing effect in hypercaloric diets. Carbohydrates do however have a greater protein sparing effect than fats in eucaloric and hypocaloric diets so any further studies would need to take energy balance into account.
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