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ASCORBATE AND EXERCISE IN THE NORTHERN-IRELAND POPULATION

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SHARPE, PC, MACAULEY, D, MCCRUM, EE, STOTT, G, EVANS, AE, MULHOLLAND, C, BOREHAM, CAG, DULY, E and TRINICK, TR (1994) ASCORBATE AND EXERCISE IN THE NORTHERN-IRELAND POPULATION. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR VITAMIN AND NUTRITION RESEARCH, 64 (4). pp. 277-282. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The relationship between physical activity, physical fitness and serum ascorbate was examined in the Northern Ireland Health and Activity Survey. This was a cross sectional population study (n = 1600), using a two stage probability sample, of the population of N. Ireland. Physical activity profile was recorded by computer assisted interview and physical fitness was determined by estimation of VO2 max by extrapolation from submaximal oxygen uptake. Serum ascorbate was measured using a colorimetric reaction of 2,4 dinitrophenylhydrazine with dehydroascorbate. Mean serum ascorbate was greater in females than males (p < 0.001), and was lower in smokers than non-smokers in both males (p = 0.01) and females (p < 0.001). There was no statistically significant relationship between serum ascorbate and age, social class, body mass index, physical activity or physical fitness in males but there was a relationship with age (p < 0.01) and physical fitness (p < 0.05) in females.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research
ID Code:7407
Deposited By:Ms Evie Gardner
Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 15:53
Last Modified:18 Oct 2011 15:31

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