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Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Testosterone Levels of Athletes and Sedentary Subjects at Rest and after Exhaustion

Overview of attention for article published in Biological Trace Element Research, March 2010
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Title
Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Testosterone Levels of Athletes and Sedentary Subjects at Rest and after Exhaustion
Published in
Biological Trace Element Research, March 2010
DOI 10.1007/s12011-010-8676-3
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Vedat Cinar, Yahya Polat, Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci, Rasim Mogulkoc

Abstract

This study was performed to assess how 4 weeks of magnesium supplementation and exercise affect the free and total plasma testosterone levels of sportsmen practicing tae kwon do and sedentary controls at rest and after exhaustion. The testosterone levels were determined at four different periods: resting before supplementation, exhaustion before supplementation, resting after supplementation, and exhaustion after supplementation in three study groups, which are as follows: Group 1-sedentary controls supplemented with 10 mg magnesium per kilogram body weight. Group 2-tae kwon do athletes practicing 90-120 min/day supplemented with 10 mg magnesium per kilogram body weight. Group 3-tae kwon do athletes practicing 90-120 min/day receiving no magnesium supplements. The free plasma testosterone levels increased at exhaustion before and after supplementation compared to resting levels. Exercise also increased testosterone levels relative to sedentary subjects. Similar increases were observed for total testosterone. Our results show that supplementation with magnesium increases free and total testosterone values in sedentary and in athletes. The increases are higher in those who exercise than in sedentary individuals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Poland 1 1%
Norway 1 1%
Unknown 82 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 32%
Student > Bachelor 17 20%
Other 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Student > Postgraduate 5 6%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 3 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 29%
Sports and Recreations 15 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 15%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 7 8%

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