Effects of natural iron supplement intake on EPO, Hp, and iron metabolism during rapid weight loss in university wrestlers
1Department of Aero Fitness, Republic of Korea Air Force Academy, 28187 Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea
2Department of Sports Leisure, YongIn University, 17092 Gyeonggi do, Republic of Korea
3Department of Physical Education, YongIn University, 17092 Gyeonggi do, Republic of Korea
DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1805114 Vol.18,Issue 5,May 2022 pp.1-8
Submitted: 11 November 2021 Accepted: 22 December 2021
Published: 31 May 2022
† These authors contributed equally.
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in erythropoiesis and iron metabolism indicators in order to improve the maintenance of athletic performance during rapid weight loss. Methods: The subjects were 23 university wrestlers (13 male, 10 female). The first measurements in the male and female groups after natural iron supplement intake indicated weight decreases of 6.2% and 5.8%, respectively. After the 3-week washout period, the weights in the male and female groups decreased by 6.1% and 6.2%, respectively. Results: Males in the intake group experienced changes in iron metabolism after weight loss, as shown by increases in the iron indicators (Fe, p
rapid weight loss; athlete nutrition; exercise performance; iron supplements
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