EFFECTS OF AEROBIC TRAINING AND MULTIVITAMIN SUPPLEMENTATION ON ANTIOXIDANT METABOLISM
N. DİNÇ1, S. BEREKET-YÜCEL1, H. TIKIZ2, C. ULMAN3, F. TANELİ3
1Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksek Okulu, Manisa
2Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Manisa
3Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Biyokimya Anabilim Dalı, Manisa
Keywords: Aerobic training, multivitamins, coenzyme Q10, malondialdehyde, antioxidant metabolism
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aerobic training and multivitamin supplementation on antioxidant metabolism. Sixty physical education students were recruited as participants of the study. They were divided into three different groups as multivitamin users (MVG), placebo users (PG) and non-training controls (KG). The MVG and PG groups attended to an aerobic training programme for eight weeks. The programme was individually prescribed according to baseline maximal oxygen consumption (maxVO2) measurements of each participant. The MVG group members took multivitamins daily, while participants of the PG group were on placebo. MaxVO2 and anthropometric measurements, and biochemical analyses were performed before and following the eight weeks period. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) were examined. According to statistical analysis, following the eight weeks of supplementation, MDA levels of the participants in MVG were statistically lower than those of the PG. Moreover, Coenzyme Q10 levels increased drastically in both MVG and PG groups, without a significant group effect. To conclude, eight weeks of multivitamin supplementation and aerobic exercise decreased lipid peroxidation significantly. Also, an exercise induced increase was observed in the antioxidant metabolism.