After many years of experience with professional athletes and ordinary people with demanding professions, we found out that both were sharing common metabolic dysregulations and identical metabolic pathway adaptations.
The big difference in the 2 investigating groups was that professional athletes do high intensity training for many hours per day whiletaking care their food in a healthier way when compared with ordinary people.
From a biochemical point of view, we discovered a timed release activation of glycogenolysis in both 2-3 hours after eating (a process by which glycogen, the primary carbohydrate stored in the liver and muscle cells, is broken down into glucose to provide immediate energy and to maintain blood glucose levels during fasting), and a dynamic tension for gluconeogenesis after 4-6 hours of recovery (a metabolic pathway that results in the production of glucose from certain non-carbohydrate carbon substrates such as fats and proteins in order to keep blood glucose levels stable).
This mechanism of gluconeogenesis in professional athletes was common due to their lifestyle, but uncommon to ordinary people. So, both face a metabolic glucose dysregulation as their main metabolic problem.
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