Comparison of serum creatinine, uric acid, albumin and glucose in male professional endurance athletes compared with healthy controls

Giuseppe Lippi, Giorgio Brocco, Massimo Franchini, Federico Schena, Giancesare Guidi

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Abstract

Owing to considerable physical, endocrinological and metabolic adaptations, the analysis of biochemical data in elite and top-class athletes requires caution. With the aim to identify metabolic and biochemical adaptations to particular lifestyle conditions, such as regular and strenuous physical exercise, we measured the concentration of serum albumin, creatinine, uric acid and glucose in 80 male professional cyclists, 37 male members of the Italian national cross-country ski team and 60 male healthy sedentary controls at rest. At variance with earlier investigations, endurance athletes showed significantly decreased concentrations of serum creatinine (controls: 83.1 ± 11.0 μ mol/l; skiers: 78.0 ± 8.4 μmol/l; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-647
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Laboratory testing
  • Measurement
  • Physical exercise
  • Sports medicine
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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