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Plasma and erythrocyte phospholipid fatty acid profile in professional basketball and football players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19633987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of intensive long-term physical activity on phospholipid fatty acid (FA) composition has not been studied thoroughly. We determined plasma and erythrocyte phospholipid FA status of professional basketball and football players. Our results showed differences in plasma FA profile not only between sportsmen and sedentary subjects, but also between two groups of sportsmen. Plasma FA profile in basketball players showed significantly higher proportion of n-6 FA (20:3, 20:4, and 22:4) and total polyunsaturated FA (PUFA) than controls, while football players had higher palmitoleic acid (16:1) than basketball players and controls. Total PUFA and 22:4 were also higher in basketball than in football players. Erythrocyte FA profile showed no differences between football players and controls. However, basketball players had higher proportion of 18:0 than controls, higher saturated FA and lower 18:2 than two other groups, and higher 22:4 than football players. These findings suggest that long-term intensive exercise and type of sport influence FA profile.
Jasna Tepsic; Vesna Vucic; Aleksandra Arsic; Vera Blazencic-Mladenovic; Sanja Mazic; Marija Glibetic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-07-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1439-6327     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-29     Completed Date:  2009-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100954790     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Medical Research, Department for Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Basketball / physiology*
Body Mass Index
Exercise / physiology
Fatty Acids / blood*
Football / physiology*
Phospholipids / blood*
Physical Endurance / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Phospholipids

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