Plasma glutamine concentrations differ between elite soccer players according to training status

Edwards, A.M., Macfadyen, A.M., and Clarke, N. (2002) Plasma glutamine concentrations differ between elite soccer players according to training status. In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, p. 223. From: 7th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 24-28 July 2002, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

[Extract] The high volume and intensity of training required for success in sports such as professional soccer may lead to suppression of the immune system, potentially causing higher instances of illnesses such as upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) (Heath et al. 1991). Plasma glutamine concentration has been implicated as a potential marker of immunosupression in athletes and limited evidence suggests concentrations might fluctuate according to training status (Keast et al. 1995). The aim of this study was to examine whether plasma glutamine concentrations could differentiate between professional soccer players according to their current levels of activity.

Item ID: 22941
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 05:29
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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