August 13, 2015

RFR 35 : Dissecting the FASTER study with Peter Defty from VESPA Power

In Episode 35 of The Real Food Reel we dissect the current emerging science into fat adaptation and endurance athletes. 

In 2013 Dr. Jeff Volek RD/PhD, his graduate students and colleagues commenced data collection for the FASTER Study (FASTER = Fat Adapted Substrate oxidation in Trained Elite Runners). This study looked at the physiological differences between elite male ultra-marathon runners, where one cohort followed a conventional high carbohydrate diet and the other, a low carb/fat-adaptation strategy. 

While publications won’t be emerging until later this year, today on the show I chat with Peter Defty from VESPA Power and share with you some of the metabolic data and amazing results of the FASTER study.