THE PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF PISTACHIO NUT (PISTACIA VERA L.) ON THIOL/DISULFIDE HOMEOSTASIS IN YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS UNDERGOING A STRENUOUS EXERCISE TRAINING PROGRAM


ÇELİK H., Kucuk M., AKTAŞ Y., Zerin M., EREL Ö., NEŞELİOĞLU S., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.35, no.2, pp.893-898, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2019_2_135
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.893-898

Abstract

Introduction: The exercised skeletal muscle may induce oxidative stress (OS) leading to contractile dysfunction, fatigue and weakness during a strenuous exercise training. Pistachio nut, a rich source of potent antioxidants, can prevent OS by reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and by strengthening the antioxidant defense system. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the thiol/disulfide homeostasis (TDH) parameters, a potent indicator of OS, to evaluate both the harmful effects of the strenuous soccer training program (STP) and the protective effects of pistachio nut against OS caused by a strenuous STP.