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men compared with that in women runners, and the level of these two

cytokines increased with increasing level of dietary fat. Plasma

interleukin-2 (IL-2) level (a cytokine involved in enhancing T cell

functions for host defense) was significantly higher in men compared with

that in women runners and decreased in men with increase dietary fat.

Plasma interleukin-6(IL-6) level was significantly lower after the

endurance run, and IL-6 levels decreased with increase in dietary fat.

CONCLUSIONS: Data from the present study suggest that dietary fat has

differential effects on plasma cytokine levels in runners. Increasing the

level of dietary fat significantly increased endurance run time and had no

adverse effects on the level of plasma IL-2 and pro-inflammatory cytokines

(IL-1 beta, IL-6 and TNF-alpha in runners.

Реферат опубликован: 11/04/2005 (17921 прочтено)