Controlled Exercise Effects on Chromium, Copper and Zinc in the Urine of Trained and Untrained Runners Consuming a Constant Diet

  • Richard A. Anderson
  • Marilyn M. Polansky
  • Noella A. Bryden

Abstract

Aerobic exercise is a popular pastime often leading to improved physical fitness, weight control and an overall general feeling of improved health. However, strenuous acute aerobic exercise, especially for poorly trained individuals, may be a form of stress leading to acute changes in blood parameters and an overall loss of the trace elements chromium and zinc as well as altered copper metabolism. The present study was designed to determine the effects of acute controlled exercise on trace element metabolism of trained runners and sedentary controls.

Keywords

Zinc Chromium 

Reference

  1. Anderson, R.A., Polansky, M.M. and Bryden, N.A., Strenuous running:acute effects on chromium, copper, zinc and selected variables in urine and Serum of male runners. Biol. Trace Element Res. 6:327 (1984).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Anderson
    • 1
  • Marilyn M. Polansky
    • 1
  • Noella A. Bryden
    • 1
  1. 1.Beltsville Human Nutrition Research CenterARS, USDABeltsvilleUSA

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