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Ergogenic and metabolic effects of oral glucocorticoid intake during repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise.
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PMID:  24793567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
All systemically administered glucocorticoids (GC) are prohibited in-competition, because of the potential ergogenic effects. Although short-term GC intake has been shown to improve performance during submaximal exercise, literature on its impact during brief intense exercise appears to be very scant. The purpose of this study was to examine the ergogenic and metabolic effects of prednisone during repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise. In a double-blind randomized protocol, ten recreational male athletes followed two 1-week treatments (Cor: prednisone, 60 mg/day or Pla: placebo). At the end of each treatment, they hopped on their dominant leg for 30 seconds three times consecutively and then hopped until exhaustion, with intervals of 5 min of passive recovery. Blood and saliva samples were collected at rest and 3 min after each exercise bout to determine the lactate, interleukin-6, interleukin-10, TNF-alpha, DHEA and testosterone values. The absolute peak force of the dominant leg was significantly increased by Cor but only during the first 30-second hopping bout (p<0.05), whereas time to exhaustion was not significantly changed after Cor treatment vs Pla (Pla: 119.9 ± 7.8; Cor: 123.1 ± 9.3 seconds). Cor intake lowered basal and end-exercise plasma interleukin-6 and saliva DHEA (p<0.01) and increased interleukin-10 (p<0.01), whereas no significant change was found in blood lactate and TNF-alpha or saliva testosterone between Pla and Cor. According to these data, short-term glucocorticoid intake did not improve endurance performance during repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise, despite the significant initial increase in absolute peak force and anti-inflammatory effect.
Houssem Zorgati; Fabrice Prieur; Thomas Vergniaud; François Cottin; Manh-Cuong Do; Zakaria Labsy; David Amarantini; Olivier Gagey; Françoise Lasne; Katia Collomp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Steroids     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5867     ISO Abbreviation:  Steroids     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404536     Medline TA:  Steroids     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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