Reticulocyte profile in top-level alpine skiers during four consecutive competitive seasons

Giuseppe Banfi, Rodolfo Tavana, Marco Freschi, Carsten Lundby

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Abstract

The role of reticulocytes (Ret) in sports medicine became clear when the count of immature erythrocytes was introduced in protocols used for anti-doping purposes. Because specific research regarding seasonal variations in Ret is lacking, we assessed Ret (and [Hb]) in top-level male and female skiers during four consecutive competitive seasons. A difference (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-568
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology
Volume109
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Athletes
  • Haemoglobin
  • Reticulocyte
  • Skiing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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