mayo 11, 2020 Comentarios cerrados

Serum, erythrocyte and urinary concentrations of iron, copper, selenium and zinc do not change during an incremental test to exhaustion in either normothermic or hyperthermic conditions

J.Siquier-Coll, I.Bartolomé, M.Perez-Quintero, F.J.Grijota, J.ArroyoaD.Muñoz, M.Maynar-Mariño



The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the performance of an incremental exercise test until exhaustion in normothermic and hyperthermic conditions on serum, erythrocyte and urine concentrations of Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), Selenium (Se) and Zinc (Zn).


Nineteen adult males (age: 22.58 ± 1.06 years) performed two maximum incremental exercise tests on a cycloergometer in normothermia (22 ± 2 °C) and hyperthermia (42±2 °C) separated by 48 h. Urine, serum and erythrocyte samples were collected before and after each test.


Serum Se (p < 0.01) and Cu (p < 0.05) levels were altered after each test, but the significance disappeared with the correction for haematocrit. The rest of the values did not undergo alterations in either condition.


It seems that a higher stimulus is necessary to obtain changes in these minerals. The study reveals the need to correct serum concentrations concerning possible changes in these volumes after an acute effort.

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