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Iran J Public Health. 2018 Jul;47(Suppl 1):27-32.

Assessing the Values of Blueberries Intake on Exercise Performance, TAS, and Inflammatory Factors.

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1
Sports Science Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, Republic of Korea.
2
Dept. of Physical Education, Dong-eui University, Busan, Republic of Korea.
3
Dept. of Beauty Health Science, Shin Han University, Uijeongbu-si, Republic of Korea.
4
Dept. of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Science, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon-si, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Background:

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of blueberry supplementation on exercise performance time, inflammation markers, energy substrates, insulin, and TAS levels during two periods: non-supplemented period and supplemented period.

Methods:

Eight young active participants were recruited from the Department of Physical Education at some universities in Busan City, Republic of Korea. The test period was divided into two Sections: non-supplemented period and supplemented period. Vo2 max and exercise performance time of participants were measured, with or without blueberry supplementation, with a portable gas analyzer and ECG, respectively.

Results:

Vo2 max and exercise performance time were increased in the blueberry supplementation period. IL-6 and CRP levels were significantly lowered in blueberry supplementation period following exercise.

Conclusion:

The blueberry supplementation can potentially increase the exercise performance and decrease the IL-6 and CRP levels caused by an increased TAS level.

KEYWORDS:

Blueberries intake; Exercise performance; Inflammatory factors; South Korea; TAS

PMID:
30186809
PMCID:
PMC6124147

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