Zinc supplementation in rats subjected to acute swimming exercise: Its effect on testosterone levels and relation with lactate

Kaya O., Gokdemir K., Kilic M., Baltaci A. K.

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS, vol.27, pp.267-270, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-270
  • Keywords: zinc supplementation, exercise, testosterone, lactate, PHYSICAL-EXERCISE, DEFICIENCY, PLASMA, HORMONE, BLOOD, SERUM, PARAMETERS, METABOLISM, RESPONSES, GROWTH
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


OBJECTIVE: There is fairly scarce information about the effects of zinc, an essential trace element, on performance. Studies concerned with the relation between zinc and exercise mostly concentrate on the distribution of this element in the body in response to exercise. The objective of the present study is to explore how zinc supplementation affects testosterone levels and its relation with lactate in rats subjected to acute swimming exercise.