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George Brooks, professor of Integrative Biology

George Brooks

George Brooks is a professor of Integrative Biology whose research focuses on exercise physiology and metabolism, and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. He has focused on how the human body uses lactate, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and amino acids. A working hypothesis to come from his research is the Lactate Shuttle, a mechanism that allows the muscle to utilize lactate as fuel when the muscle uses up its normal source of fuel. Brooks received the 2007 Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, has served on several NIH grant review panels, and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences panel that wrote the scientific report that is a basis for our current dietary guidelines.

Posts by George Brooks

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