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ERIC Number: EJ1017150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug-10
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Comparison of Blood Lipids, Blood Pressures and Left Ventricular Cavity Dimension between Soccer Players and Non-Athletes
Gokhan, Ismail; Kurkcu, Recep; Cekin, Resul
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n15 p1310-1313 Aug 2013
In this study, it was aimed to compare the investigate the effects of regular exercise on blood lipids, blood pressure and left ventricular cavity dimensions function between soccer players and non-athletes in football players. This study consisted included a total of 30 subjects, including an experimental group including 18 soccer players footballers who were training on a regular basis at least 2 h a day, 3 days a week, for 5 years and a control group including 12 sedentary individuals with similar age and same gender who were not interested in sports. Total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG) and fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), left ventricular systolic diameter (LVSD), and left ventricular diastolic diameter (LVDD) were measured and evaluated in both groups. The measurements revealed that mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) levels of soccer players footballers were significantly lower than control group (p less than 0.05) and that mean left ventricular systolic diameters (LVSD) and left ventricular diastolic diameters (LVDD) of soccer players footballers were significantly higher than control group (p less than 0.05). As a result, long-term effect of regular physical exercises may be responsible for the favorable effects on left ventricular cavity dimensions function.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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