Creatinine values during a competitive season in elite athletes involved in different sport disciplines

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Abstract

Aim. The authors aimed at studying creatinine concentrations in elite male athletes of rugby, alpine ski and cyclism, characterized from different Body Mass Index (BMI) to evaluate modifications during the competitions season. Methods. Creatinine was measured by Jaffe method in 44 top-level athletes (18 rugbyists, 13 skiers, and 13 cyclists) before the start of training and competitions and during the competitions season, three times for rugbyists and skiers, and two times for cyclists. Results. Creatinine concentrations were related to body mass and were significantly different among the groups of athletes of the three sports. Analysis of variance showed significant differences among groups of athletes practising different sports (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Volume48
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Creatinine
  • Sports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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