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Cocoa-based protein and carbohydrate drink decreases perceived soreness after exhaustive aerobic exercise: a pragmatic preliminary analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20634742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this pragmatic preliminary analysis was to examine the effectiveness of a cocoa-based protein and carbohydrate prototype drink on skeletal muscle damage and perceived soreness after exhaustive exercise. A repeated-measures experimental design was used. Common biomarkers indicative of skeletal muscle damage included creatine kinase (CK), urinary isoprostanes and inflammatory markers (IL-6, IL-8, C-Reactive Protein [CRP]). Self-reported perception of postexercise soreness was also evaluated. Seven men participated in an exercise session consisting of a 30-minute run on a declined treadmill (-10% grade). Running speed was adjusted accordingly so that participants consistently maintained 75% maximal heart rate. Drinks were ingested immediately after exercise, 2 hours postexercise, and before bed. Blood draws were sampled 30, 60, 120, and 360 minutes postexercise; urine was collected 24 and 48 hours postexercise. A perceived soreness questionnaire was administered 24 and 48 hours postexercise. The test drink had no effect on IL-6, CK, IL-8, CRP, or urinary isoprostanes (p > 0.05). However, the drink decreased the change in perceived soreness from 24 to 48 hours (p = 0.03). Consuming the drink after exercise resulted in a mean change of 2.6 +/- 6 compared to 13.7 +/- 10 for the control. In summary, the drink was effective in decreasing the level of self-reported perceived soreness after exhaustive exercise.
Nicole M McBrier; Giampietro L Vairo; Dee Bagshaw; Jaimy M Lekan; Peter L Bordi; Penny M Kris-Etherton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-04     Completed Date:  2010-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2203-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
Cacao / metabolism*
Creatine Kinase / blood
Dietary Carbohydrates / pharmacology*
Exercise / physiology*
Interleukin-6 / blood
Interleukin-8 / blood
Muscle, Skeletal / drug effects*,  physiopathology
Pain / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 0/Interleukin-6; 0/Interleukin-8; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein; EC Kinase

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