Intramyocellular lipids Part I: Endurance: intramuscular fat accumulation and high-fat diet - how does this fit together?

  • Florian Lüders Ambulatory Vascular Center Muenster (AGZM), Division of Angiology, Muenster, Germany
Keywords: endurance, nutrition, energy supply, intramuscular fat accumulation, high-fat diet, Intramyocellular lipids


The ability of skeletal muscle to store fatty acids as IMCLs has physiological relevance for the provision of rapidly available energy during physical activity. Does a "high-fat-diet" therefore improve the athlete's running performance?