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πŸ“ Lactate: The Ultimate Cerebral Oxidative Energy Substrate?

The controversy surrounding the role lactate plays, if any, in the adult brain is as ferocious as any other past or present scientific controversy. For many years, most scientists agreed that lactate is a useless end product of anaerobic energy metabolism, which at times can become harmful. These notions have manifested, among others, the concept that lactate accumulation in muscle tissue is responsible for muscle fatigue, a concept that has recently been refuted (Pedersen et al, 2004).

Updated on June 7, 2020

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