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The effects of exercise and zinc deficiency on some elements in rats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19618134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the present study was to determine the effects of exercise and zinc deficiency on some elements in rats. Forty adult male Sprague-Dawley species male rats were allocated to four groups as follows: Group 1: control, Group 2: zinc-deficient, Group 3: exercise in which exercise group fed with a normal diet, Group 4: zinc-deficient exercise, exercise group fed by a zinc-deficient diet for 15 days. After the procedure ended, rats in groups 3 and 4 were exercised on the treadmill for 60 min at a speed of 6 m/min until the exhaustion. The rats were decapitated 48 h after exercise together with their controls, and blood samples were collected to determine copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), and phosphorus (P) levels. The highest Cu and Fe values in the serum were obtained in group 2 (p < 0.01). The levels of these elements in group 4 were lower than those in group 2 and higher than the levels in groups 1 and 3 (p < 0.01). Serum Mg levels did not differ significantly between groups. Group 4 had the lowest serum Ca and P levels (p < 0.01). These same parameters in Group 2 were higher than those in group 4 but significantly lower than those in groups 1 and 3 (p < 0.01). There was no significant difference between Ca and P levels of groups 1 and 3. The results of the study indicate that zinc deficiency adversely affects copper, iron, calcium, and phosphorus mechanisms and that these adverse effects much more marked after an effort exercise.
Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci; Hakki Gokbel; Rasim Mogulkoc; Nilsel Okudan; Kagan Ucok; Ihsan Halifeoglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  134     ISSN:  1559-0720     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-09     Completed Date:  2010-05-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Meram Medical School, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / blood
Copper / blood
Iron / blood
Magnesium / blood
Phosphorus / blood
Physical Conditioning, Animal / physiology*
Random Allocation
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Trace Elements / metabolism*
Zinc / blood,  deficiency*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Trace Elements; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 7440-70-2/Calcium; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus

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