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High-Quality Carbohydrates and Physical Performance: Expert Panel Report

Kanter Mitch PhD
doi: 10.1097/NT.0000000000000238
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While all experts agreed that protein needs for performance are likely greater than believed in past generations, particularly for strength training athletes, and that dietary fat could sustain an active person through lower-intensity training bouts, current research still points to carbohydrate as an indispensable energy source for high-intensity performance.

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The author serves as a paid consultant to the Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE) through his work at FoodMinds.

Correspondence: Mitch Kanter, PhD, FoodMinds, a division of Padilla, 1101 West River Pkwy Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (

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