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Ask Tufts Experts May 2014 Issue

Q. I heard that if you exercise on an empty stomach, you will defeat the purpose, because you will burn muscle protein for fuel, instead of building muscles. Is that true?

A. Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, professor at Tufts’ Friedman School and author of the “Strong Women” series, replies: “You might be hungry, but exercising on an empty stomach won’t change what overall fuels your body is using.”

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