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Lotfi M, Azizi M, Tahmasebi W, Bashiri P. Evaluation of acute beetroot juice intake on the hematological parameters, lipid profile and total antioxidant capacity in female soccer players . Res Mol Med (RMM). 2019; 7 (1)
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Background: One of the drinks that are so popular among athletes is beetroot juice. This study was undertaken to determine effects of acute beetroot juice consumption on the some hematological parameters, lipid profile and total antioxidant capacity in female soccer players. Materials and Methods: This was an applied semi-experimental study. Female soccer players (n=30, age=23.16±0.79 years) were selected randomly and assigned into three groups: experimental (beetroot juice, n = 10), control (placebo, n = 10) and (mouthrinsing n=10). Subjects did their soccer trainings for a session (90 min) with consumption of 200 ml juice 2 hour before they started their trainings. Blood samples were collected and investigated in the pretest and posttest. Paired sample t-test was used for comparision within groups and one-way ANOVA was used for comparision between groups. All statistical analyzes were performed at P≤0.05.  Results: After a session of using beetroot juice, there were not  significant difference in the blood indexes (hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cell, iron and mean corpuscular volume ), lipid profiles (triglycerides, total cholesterol and  high density lipoprotein ) and  total antioxidant capacity between groups(experimental, control and mouthrinsing)  (P> 0.05). However, low density lipoprotein concentrations significantly changed (P <0.05, F=18). Conclusions: As drinking a dose of beetroot juice does not improve hematological parameters, lipid profiles and total antioxidant capacity. Therefore, the study of daily consumption of this drink will be pointed out to subsequent researchers.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2019/05/8

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