Influence of carbohydrate, intense exercise, and rest intervals on hormonal and oxidative changes

Dept. of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA.
International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism (Impact Factor: 2.44). 11/2007; 17(5):478-90.
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This study compared effects of carbohydrate (CHO) and rest on oxidative stress during exercise. Cyclists (N = 12) completed 4 randomized trials at 64% Wattsmax under 2 conditions (continuous cycling for 2 h [C] and cycling with 3-min rest every 10 min for 2.6 h [R]). Subjects cycled under each condition while receiving 6% CHO and placebo (PLA). CHO and PLA were given preexercise (12 mL/kg) and during exercise (4 mL x kg(-1) x 15 min(-1)). Blood was collected preexercise, postexercise, and 1 h postexercise and assayed for F2-isoprostanes, hydroperoxides (LH), nitrite, antioxidant capacity, glucose, insulin, cortisol, and epinephrine. F2-isoprostanes and LH were lower in CHO. Glucose, cortisol, and epinephrine exhibited significant effects, with postexercise levels of glucose higher and cortisol and epinephrine lower in CHO during the R condition. This pattern was identical in the C condition (21). Oxidative stress during cycling was unaffected by use of short rest intervals but was diminished by CHO.

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    • "The PC concentrations were higher when BM losses were increased. Additionally, PC concentrations were greater when BG levels decreased, which appears to corroborate previous findings that oxidative stress (McAnulty et al., 2003, 2007) and subsequently immune function (Nieman et al., 2006) may be linked with levels of BG. Furthermore, Laitano et al. (2010) revealed that oxidative stress levels were greater during hyperthermic conditions, but we have not been able to duplicate these findings (Hillman et al., 2011) possibly due to the lower fitness level and thus inferior antioxidant potential of their subjects. "
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    • "The central premise behind our hypothesis was that carbohydrate ingestion would blunt the rise of epinephrine and norepinephrine during RE, and thus alter s-IgA and circulating cytokines measured as compared to control. Some previous studies [22] of carbohydrate ingestion during exercise have found significant reductions in epinephrine and norepinephrine while others have found no effect [28]. Thus the impact of carbohydrate ingestion on the catecholamine response to exercise appears to be variable. "
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    ABSTRACT: Background Heavy exercise stresses immune function, however carbohydrate (CHO) supplementation has been shown to attenuate the decline in some measures of immune function after exercise. The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of CHO supplementation on salivary immunoglobulin A (s-IgA) levels, interleukin 2 (IL-2), and interleukin 5 (IL-5), following an acute bout of resistance exercise (RE). Methods Ten resistance trained male collegiate athletes (21±2 yr; 174±6 cm, 80±11kg, 14%±4% fat) performed RE consisting of four exercises (leg press, lat pull-downs, bench press, and leg curls). Volunteers performed four sets of 10 repetitions at 65% of 1-RM, with 2 min rest between sets for all exercises. Subjects consumed either CHO beverage (1 g•kg-1 body weight) or placebo (P) prior to, during, and after RE (randomized, double blind design). Saliva and venous blood were collected pre-, post- and 90 min post-exercise. Results No change occurred in s-IgA from rest relative to osmolality or as a secretion rate (p > 0.05). IL-2 levels were unchanged by exercise in both trials (time effect p = 0.342). IL-5 was significantly (time effect p = 0.04) decreased between rest (1.55 ± 0.07 pg•ml-1) and 90 min post-exercise (0.96 ± 0 .11 pg•ml-1), with no difference between treatments (group x time effect p = 0.610). There was no time-by-treatment interaction (p < 0.05) observed between CHO and P treatments for s-IgA or IL-5. Conclusion IL-5 decreases after RE, but s-IgA and IL-2 levels remain stable. CHO ingestion prior to-, during or following RE did not appear to alter salivary immune responses.
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