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The effect of the competitive season in professional basketball on inflammation and iron metabolism

Exercise Physiology
Dzedzej A et al.
Used Parameters : ECW, ICW, FFM, SMM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Poland

Journal : Biology of Sport

Following acute physical activity, blood hepcidin concentration appears to increase in response to exercise-induced inflammation, but the long-term impact of exercise on hepcidin remains unclear. Here we investigated changes in hepcidin and the inflammation marker interleukin-6 to evaluate professional basketball players' response to a season of training and games. The analysis also included vitamin D (25 (OH) D3) assessment, owing to its anti-inflammatory effects. Blood samples were collected for 14 players and 10 control non …
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