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The effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on exercise performance in elite field hockey players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12500989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, we investigated the effect of 8 weeks of supplementation with bovine colostrum (Intact) on body composition and exercise performance (5 x 10-m sprint, vertical jump, shuttle-run test, and suicide test). Seventeen female and 18 male elite field hockey players, including players from the Dutch national team, received either 60 g of colostrum or whey protein daily. The 5 x 10-m sprint test performance improved significantly (p =.023) more in the colostrum group [0.64 +/- 0.09 s (mean +/- SEM)] compared to the whey group (0.33 +/- 0.09 s). The vertical jump performance improved more in the colostrum group (2.1 +/- 0.73 cm) compared to the whey group (0.32 +/- 0.82 cm). However, this was not statistically significant (p =.119). There were also no significant differences in changes in body composition and endurance tests between the 2 groups. It is concluded that in elite field hockey players, colostrum supplementation improves sprint performance better than whey. However, there were no differences with regard to body composition or endurance performance.
Zandrie Hofman; Rolf Smeets; George Verlaan; Richard v d Lugt; Peter A Verstappen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1526-484X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-25     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100939812     Medline TA:  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Numico Research, Bosrandweg 20, 6704 PH Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Body Composition
Colostrum / metabolism*
Dietary Supplements
Double-Blind Method
Exercise / physiology*
Milk Proteins / administration & dosage,  metabolism
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Task Performance and Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Milk Proteins; 0/whey protein

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