Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
To determine male soccer players’ lipoprotein levels, and their total antioxidant capacity, total oxidant status, oxidative stress index, and lipid hydroperoxide and lipoprotein levels after exercise. Materials and methods: The study group included 33 certificated male soccer players with an age range of 17-20 years and the control group included 53 healthy male volunteers with an age range of 18-20 years. Their total antioxidant capacity, total oxidant status, oxidative stress index, and lipid hydroperoxide and lipoprotein levels were analyzed and compared. Results: In the baseline, plasma levels, total oxidant statuses, oxidative stress indices, and lipid hydroperoxide levels were found of both groups were found similar (P > 0.05). However, the mean total antioxidant capacity of the study group was higher compared to the control group (P < 0.05). The total antioxidant capacity and lipid hydroperoxide level of the study group decreased while their total oxidant status and oxidative stress index increased after exercise (P < 0.05). Triglycerides and VLDL-cholesterol levels of the male soccer players were lower compared to the control group (P < 0.05). No significant differences were found between the means of total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol levels for the 2 groups (P > 0.05). Conclusion: The total antioxidant capacity of the study group was higher than that of the control group, and decreased after exercise. An increased total oxidative status and oxidative stress index were found after exercise. Hence, an increase in oxidative state was observed after exercise in male soccer players.
Male soccer, antioxidant capacity, oxidant status, lipid hydroperoxides, lipoproteins.
"Oxidative predictors and lipoproteins in male soccer players,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 40:
3, Article 14.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol40/iss3/14