I'm curious if people can shed some light on this for me....
I know there are many benefits to being efficient at burning fat for fuel, including better blood sugar control, much more 'bang for your buck' in terms of ATP per molecule, healthy weight maintenance, blood profiles, etc.
What other differences are there in the metabolism between fat and carbs?
I would assume that aside from the lactic acid (produced anaerobically), once the glucose or fat is converted into acetyl co-a and enters the TCA cycle and ETC it is the same from there on out (aside from the far greater number of ATP produced).
What made me think about this is reading how the endogenous production of AGEs may be as harmful or more harmful than exongenous AGEs that we ingest from cooking, etc.
So are there benefits of less oxidative damage to athletes for example, who can run 10k on all fat metabolism vs. the same distance burning a lot of carbs?
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on June 18, 2011
at 07:40 PM
Lucas Tafur writes an interesting, and highly technical post on this.