:: Volume 12, Issue 3 (autumn 2012) ::
J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2012, 12(3): 303-311 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Supplementary Consumption of Coenzyme Q10 on TNF-α Serum Levels during Maximal Training
Mohammad Mosaferi-Ziaaedini, Khosro Ebrahim, Davar Amani , Zahra Arabnarmi
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  Background & Objectives : Intense training increases the production of free radicals and causes inflammatory response in athletes. Strengthen and improving athlete’s immune system may reduce the harmful effects of intense physical activity. The aim of this study was to investigate supplementary consumption of coenzyme Q10 on serum concentration of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) during the maximal activity.

  Methods : Twelve healthy active males (age 21.75 ± 0.64 yr, BMI 23.7±0.94 kg/m2) performed 30-min exercise at 80% to 85% HRmax. Subjects 120 minutes pre-exercise received either of the following regimens: Coenzyme Q10 (2 mg per kg body weight) or placebo (food color). Blood samples were obtained prior to supplement consumption and immediately after exercise, then groups were reversed after 4 days. The data were analyzed using paired and independent t-test. The statistical significance was set at p<0.05.

  Results: TNF-α serum level increased in both supplementation and placebo group (4.2% and 5.12% respectively) and the difference between two groups was insignificant.

  Conclusion : The results of this study indicated that after maximal activity increasing of TNF-α serum level was slower in the supplement group in comparison with placebo group but Q10 consumption did not caused a significant difference between two group (p=0.8).

Keywords: Coenzyme Q10; Sport Immunology; Training; TNF-α
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Type of Study: review article | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/07/31 | Accepted: 2012/03/13 | Published: 2012/09/22

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