This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of dextrose on cardiovascular endurance. The subjects were nineteen male students enrolled at Loma Linda University in Riverside, California. The subjects were exercised to their maximum while being tested on the treadmill.· Subjects were each tested twice. Thirty minutes before exercising, they ingested one hundred grams of dextrose for one test and ten ounces of sugar-free Kool-aid for the second test. The difference in exhaustion times was then recorded.
The data indicated that dextrose ingestion decreased exhaustion time on the treadmill. Subjects were able to exercise for a longer period of time after the intake of a sugar-free substance.
It is concluded that the ingestion of dextrose, as used in this study, decreases cardiovascular endurance.
Physical Education and Health
Walter S. Hamerslough
Vernon L. Scheffel
Kenneth I. Burke
Master of Science (MS)
Year Degree Awarded
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Glucose--metabolism; Physical Endurance
Subject - Local
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Axford, Judith M., "The effect of dextrose ingestion on cardiovascular endurance" (1984). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 538.
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