Epicatechin Inhibits Aerobic Adaptations

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(–)-Epicatechin Supplementation Inhibits Aerobic Adaptations to Cycling Exercise in Humans

"Results indicate that (–)-epicatechin supplementation does not affect myostatin gene expression or anaerobic training adaptations but inhibits aerobic and mitochondrial SDH adaptations to cycle exercise training."

Came across this article last night. This seems like a pretty big deal. Does no one care about this type of thing since it's not anaerobic Adaptations? I know this supplement is very popular on this forum. I've even taken it in various multi-ingredient products. Any other thoughts on this?
 

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Doesn't change my view on epi supplementation. I like this sentence from the study; The specific flavanol, (–)-epicatechin, has been identified to increase nitric oxide production, increase mitochondrial biogenesis, increase angiogenesis, decrease myostatin, increase follistatin, and increase exercise performance in rodents.
Aerobic activity for me is for health and to increasing leanness. I'm ok if my peak vo2 doesn't increase as much as it possibly could
 

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