Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

Skip Navigation LinksHome > October 2013 - Volume 41 - Issue 4 > Potential Role of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Catabolism in Re...
Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182a4e6b6

Potential Role of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Catabolism in Regulating Fat Oxidation

Kainulainen, Heikki1; Hulmi, Juha J.1; Kujala, Urho M.2

Collapse Box


Insulin-resistant or obese individuals have increased serum branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) levels. Recent findings relate increased BCAA catabolism to increased fatty acid oxidation and better metabolic health in physically active individuals. We hypothesize that, via glyceroneogenesis, BCAA catabolism mediates increased constitutive use of fatty acids for β-oxidation in subjects with increased inherent or acquired aerobic capacity both during exercise and at rest.

© 2013 American College of Sports Medicine


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.

Connect With Us