This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition healthy
Treatment standard meal containing low or high carbohydrate content
Sponsor Wageningen University
Start date November 2015
End date February 2016
Trial size 14 participants
Trial identifier NCT02668445, NL54408.081.15


This is a randomized, counterbalanced crossover design, in which 14 male subjects will complete two experimental trials. Each trial will be separated by a minimum of at least 12 days (range: 12-30 days). The study aims to investigate the effects of low glycogen availability on skeletal muscle molecular response after a concurrent exercise day.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Subjects will eat a low carbohydrate diet
standard meal containing low or high carbohydrate content
Subjects will eat a high carbohydrate diet
standard meal containing low or high carbohydrate content

Primary Outcomes

Proteins involved in hypertrophy
time frame: 10 hours

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants from 18 years up to 30 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Male gender between 18 and 30 years of age - BMI between 18.5 - 25 kg/m2 - Participating in regular exercise training (at least 1 exercise session, and a maximum of 3 exercise session per week) - Used to different types of exercise (endurance, resistance and/or concurrent) - Willing to give blood samples - Willing to give muscle biopsies - No use of antibiotics during the study or in the past month - No drug use - Suitable veins for blood withdrawal - Registered by a general-practitioner - Consumption of alcohol beverages is less than 21 per week - No blood donor during the study - No vegetarian and willing to eat meat during the experimental days - Able to be present and participate at both test days and pre testing moments - Not employed, or intern, or working on thesis at the department of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University - Not participating in another scientific study (except EetMeetWeet) - Able to participate during the experimental days en pre tests - Able to speak Dutch Exclusion Criteria: - Medical condition that can interfere with the study outcome (i.e. cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, gluten intolerance) - Systolic blood pressure >160 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure >100 mmHg - Use of medications known to interfere with gene expression in the muscles (i.e. statins, fenofibrate) - Use of antithrombotic therapy (marcoumar, sintromitis). - Diagnosed diabetes mellitus type 1 or 2 - (Chronic) injuries of the locomotor system that can interfere with the intervention

Additional Information

Official title The Effects of Glycogen Availability on the Skeletal Muscle Molecular Response After Concurrent Exercise
Description Two experimental exercise trials; a low carbohydrate (= LOW) and a high carbohydrate (= HIGH) trial. During both experimental days subjects will complete an continues submaximal cycling bout in the morning followed by a resistance exercise session in the early afternoon. During the LOW trial subjects will receive a low carbohydrate mixed meal, during the HIGH trial subjects will be provided with a high carbohydrate meal. In addition, on both experimental days subjects will receive adequate protein beverages. Lastly, protein will be provided post resistance exercise.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Wageningen University.