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Preseason preparation training and endothelial function in elite professional soccer players

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2015
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Title
Preseason preparation training and endothelial function in elite professional soccer players
Published in
Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s92636
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Authors

Nikolaos Androulakis, Nikolaos Koundourakis, Eleni Nioti, Paraskevi Spatharaki, Michael Alexandrakis, Despina Hatzisymeon, Ioannis Miminas

Abstract

To examine whether a high volume of soccer-specific training can lead to endothelial activation and/or dysfunction in professional soccer players due to exercise-induced oxidative stress. Twenty-three (15 nonsmokers and eight smokers) healthy, elite male professional soccer players (mean age: 25.2±4.3 years, BMI: 23.1±1.3 kg/m(2), fat: 7.8%±2.6%) were selected for this study. All participants had a full clinical and laboratory evaluation. von Willebrand factor antigen (vWf Ag) plasma levels were measured on two different occasions: 1 day before the beginning of the preseason preparation period and after 7 weeks of strenuous exercise. Mean vWf Ag plasma levels were significantly decreased from 95.1%±26% to 88.3%±27.2% at the end of the experimental period (P=0.018), suggesting a potential beneficial effect on the endothelium of these athletes. Further analysis showed that age greater than 29 years with an age range from 29 to 34 years can not impair this effect (P>0.05). Strenuous exercise did not lead to endothelium activation or dysfunction in well-trained elite soccer players. On the contrary, it seemed to produce a beneficial effect on the endothelium of these players.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Student > Master 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 16 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 21%
Sports and Recreations 7 18%
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Decision Sciences 2 5%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 16 42%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 November 2015.
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#13,100,544
of 22,834,308 outputs
Outputs from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#390
of 757 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#167,167
of 353,194 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#16
of 41 outputs
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