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The impact of acute moderate intensity exercise on arterial regional stiffness, lipid peroxidation, and antioxidant status in healthy males

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McClean, Conor, Clegg, Miriam, Shafat, Amir, Murphy, Marie, Trinick, Tom, Duly, Ellie, McLaughlin, JAD, Fogarty, Mark and Davison, Gareth (2011) The impact of acute moderate intensity exercise on arterial regional stiffness, lipid peroxidation, and antioxidant status in healthy males. Research in Sports Medicine, 19 (1). pp. 1-13. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2011.534963

DOI: 10.1080/15438627.2011.534963

Abstract

There is a paucity of research examining the influence of acute exercise on pulse wave velocity (PWV) and oxidative stress. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of acute moderate aerobic exercise on PWV and oxidative stress in healthy males. Eight apparently healthy males (age 23.6 ± 2.8yrs; stature 181.4 ± 8.1cm; weight 83.4 ± 16.2kg; all data mean ±SD) participated in a randomized crossover design consisting of i) a one hour bout of moderate aerobic exercise and ii) a control trial of one hour’s rest. Pre and post exercise blood samples were drawn for the determination of lipid hydroperoxides (LOOHs) and lipid-soluble antioxidants (lycopene, retinol and β-carotene). Exercise had no effect on stiffness and LOOHs (P>0.05). Retinol and lycopene were increased following exercise (P<0.05). These findings suggest that acute moderate exercise has no effect on PWV and LOOHs, but can increase systemic antioxidants, which may be of benefit to health.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Exercise, Pulse Wave Velocity, Oxidative Stress, Antioxidants
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > Ulster Sports Academy
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Physical Activity and Health
ID Code:18708
Deposited By:Dr Conor McClean
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 11:06
Last Modified:14 Sep 2012 09:34

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