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Changes in Homocysteine and 8-iso-PGF(2a) Levels in Football and Hockey Players After a Match.
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PMID:  21480058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the levels of homocysteine and 8-iso PGF(2a) in football and hockey players before and soon after a match, on the predisposition for development of atherosclerosis. We measured 8-iso-PGF(2a) and homocysteine in 21 football athletes aged 21.8 ± 3.7 years old and 18 hockey athletes 22.2 ± 3.3 years old, respectively. All the athletes presented significant increases in serum homocysteine levels following the match (p = 0.001 for football and p = 0.001 for hockey players) Also a statistically significant increase of 8-iso-PGF(2a) levels was found in hockey and football athletes following the match (p < 0.001 and p = 0.071). Our findings suggest that strenuous exercise such as a football or a hockey match causes a marked increase in serum homocysteine and 8-iso-PGF(2a). Due to the fact that homocysteine and 8-iso-PGF(2a) are contributing to atheromatosis, it may be useful to follow a restoration exercise program that involves mild exercise and to pay special attention to folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 balance during the first 24 h after the match.
A Papapanagiotou; I Gissis; C Papadopoulos; A Souglis; G C Bogdanis; I Giosos; A Sotiropoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1543-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece.
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