6. Fat Metabolism

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New3,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear4,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs5 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins3
  1. Professor Bente Kiens1 and
  2. Professor John A Hawley2

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch6

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Kiens, B. and Hawley, J. A. (2011) Fat Metabolism, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 4

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 5

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    RMIT University, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905



  • fat metabolism;
  • lipid-based fuels in muscle contraction;
  • respiratory exchange ratio (RER);
  • percutaneous needle biopsy technique;
  • fat, as energy source for skeletal muscle contraction;
  • fat utilisation and aerobic exercise;
  • effects of acute fat feeding, before aerobic exercise;
  • muscle pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) and HSL;
  • nutritional–exercise manipulations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and historical perspective

  • Fat as an energy source for contracting skeletal muscle: effects of endurance training (Figure 6.1)

  • Interaction of diet and exercise on fatty acid metabolism

  • Summary

  • Further reading