Effect of Maximal Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise on Blood Zinc and Copper Levels of Male Athletes


Savas S.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.21, no.5, pp.3962-3968, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.3962-3968

Abstract

This study was carried out with 48 healthy mate participants. They were separated into 3 equal groups with average age, body weight and heights as follows: Group 1 (aerobic group) with 22.69 +/- 1.92 years, 80.69 +/- 2.89 kg and 181.50 +/- 4.00 cm; Group 2 (anaerobic group) with 21.56 +/- 1.90 years, 80.94 +/- 3.30 kg and 181.69 +/- 150 cm and Group 3 (control group): 22.0 +/- 1.32 years, 79.19 +/- 3.41 kg and 181.63 +/- 2.87 cm. The differences in blood zinc levels before and after aerobic and anaerobic loading (I and 2 groups) were found to be statistically significant (p < 0.01). The post maximal aerobic exercise blood copper levels showed a statistically decrease compared to pre exercise levels (p < 0.01). This difference was found to be statistically insignificant for the anaerobic group (group 2) (p > 0.01). The difference between the pre and post test values of the control group also showed no statistically significant change as regards to both metals (group 3) (p > 0.01). In conclusion, it could be stated that aerobic exercises have more effects on reducing the blood zinc and copper level of athletes.