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Title: Alteration in basal redox state of young male soccer players after a six-month training programme
Authors: Zivkovic, Vladimir
Lazarevic P.
Djuric, Dragan M.
Čubrilo D.
Macura M.
Vuletic, Milena
Barudžić, Nevena
Nesic, M
Jakovljevic, Vladimir
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Despite worldwide popularity of soccer, there are still insufficient data about the effects of training process on oxidative stress-induced damage, which may occur during chronic exercise. The present study aimed to determine the effects of a six-month training programme on basal redox status of young male soccer players. The study included 26 male soccer players, aged 12-13, who participated in a six-month training programme, and 26 agematched non-athletes who were not implemented in the training process. Blood samples were collected (before and after six-month training programme) in order to measure the following oxidative stress markers: index of lipid peroxidation (measured as TBARS), nitrites (NO2-), superoxide anion radical (O 2-), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and reduced glutathione (GSH) level. After six months, the levels of TBARS and NO2- were significantly increased, while the O2- and H 2O2 remained unchanged. On the other hand, SOD and CAT activity increased, while GSH decreased. A carefully prepared training programme could strengthen most components of antioxidant defence systems and, except lipid peroxidation, does not promote oxidative stress in response to regular physical activity. These findings could help in the improvement of training programmes for young athletes. © 2013 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1556/APhysiol.100.2013.1.6
ISSN: 0231-424X
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84879197855
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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