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Assessing the Values of Blueberries Intake on Exercise Performance, TAS, and Inflammatory Factors


Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of blueberry supplementation on exercise performance time, inflammation markers, energy substrates, insulin, and TAS levels during two periods: non-supplemented period and supplemented period.

Methods: Eight young active participants were recruited from the Department of Physical Education at some universities in Busan City, Republic of Korea. The test period was divided into two Sections: non-supplemented period and supplemented period. Vo2 max and exercise performance time of participants were measured, with or without blueberry supplementation, with a portable gas analyzer and ECG, respectively.

Results: Vo2 max and exercise performance time were increased in the blueberry supplementation period. IL-6 and CRP levels were significantly lowered in blueberry supplementation period following exercise.

Conclusion: The blueberry supplementation can potentially increase the exercise performance and decrease the IL-6 and CRP levels caused by an increased TAS level.


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Blueberries intake TAS Inflammatory factors Exercise performance South Korea

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PARK CH, KWAK YS, SEO HK, KIM HY. Assessing the Values of Blueberries Intake on Exercise Performance, TAS, and Inflammatory Factors. Iran J Public Health. 2018;47(Supple 1):27-32.