We use cookies! Read Confidentiality, Terms & Conditions!. Close (auto)
www.pansportmedical.ro
EFSMA european federation of sports medicine associations
www.medicinasportiva.ro
Newsletter Medicina Sportiva

Romanian Society for Sports Medicine



Home       • Contact        • Sport Medicine Journal      • International Events Calendar     • Information




"Medicina Sportiva" No.14 - 2008 The 15-th Sports Medicine Balkan Congress
VARIA


28-DAY DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE SUPPLEMENTATION DOES NOT AFFECT BODY COMPOSITION IN YOUNG ATHLETES

Morteza Jourkesh
Dept. of Physical Activity and Sport, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar Branch, Iran


The main aim of this study was to examine the effects of acute dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) intake on body composition and serum steroid hormones in young athletes. Twenty young (19 to 22 years) male soccer players were allocated to two randomly assigned trials - ingesting DHEA (100-mg doses) or placebo (PLA) for 28 days. Body weight was not affected by 4 weeks of DHEA supplementation. No significant changes in BMI, WHR, body fat or total muscle mass for the two groups were detected at the end of the trial. There was no within- or between-group difference in arm fat index (AFI) and corrected mid-upper-arm muscle area (cAMA). Treatment with DHEA resulted in significant increase of total testosterone, estradiol and DHEA-S levels in treated subjects versus the placebo group (p < 0.05).  Results of this study suggest no beneficial effect of DHEA supplementation on body composition in young competitive athletes.
Key words: dehydroepiandrosterone, soccer players, body fat, muscle mass.





top
Web creator - Gabriel Panait M.D. Information belongs to S.Ro.M.S -  contact person Mirela Vasilescu M.D.


S.Ro.M.S 's web section is freely created and hosted on   www.medicinasportiva.ro  -  according to Terms & Conditions



www.medicinasportiva.ro
Online since
March, 23 2006
Google
www  www.medicinasportiva.ro
www.medicinasportiva.ro

Website Statistics
Copyright© MedicinaSportiva.Ro & Partners. All rights reserved.