Effects of Intense Endurance Exercise on Serum Levels of Zinc and Copper in Elite Rowers

Hazar M.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.21, no.1, pp.567-571, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.567-571
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The aim,of this study was to investigate serum levels of zinc and copper in well-trained individuals of men's rowing team during and after aerobic maximal intensity endurance exercise. Eleven well-trained young male completed the exercise protocol. Blood samples were collected before, immediately after exercise and I h after exercise. Serum was analyzed for Zn and Cu by using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) method. Both of Zn and Cu levels decreased significantly (p < 0.05) in serum samples collected I h after exercise while no significant change (p > 0.05) for Zn and Cu was observed in serum samples collected immediately after exercise in comparison to the resting levels.