Episode 136 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast! In this episode, Laurent Bannock discuss energy availability: from health to performance” with Jose Areta PhD, Liverpool John Moores University, UK).

Discussion topics include:

  • Energy Availability (EA): an overview
  • Energy balance, energy Deficit, and energy availability
  • EA and impact on training adaptions including down-regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and autophagy
  • EA and impact on health (incl menstrual function and bone metabolism)
  • Case study of an athlete in chronic low energy availability
  • Training with low carbohydrate availability AND low energy availability


Key paper(s) discussed / referred to: