PYRUVATE SUPPLEMENTATION DOES NOT ALTER BODY COMPOSITION IN ATHLETES
Turner, M. J., McDoniel, S. O., & Kirby, B. C. (2002). Three weeks of calcium pyruvate supplementation does not alter body composition in Division I athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 18.
"Research with obese populations has shown an improvement in body composition and increased resting metabolic rate with the supplementation of pyruvate and dihydroxyacetone" (p. S3).
Anaerobically-trained athletes (M = 3; F = 9) were divided into a placebo and a pyruvate-supplementation (5 g/d) groups. Supplementation lasted three weeks
No significant difference between the two groups in any of the body composition or metabolism measures was observed.
Implication. Pyruvate supplementation does not alter body composition in trained athletes.
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