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Hooshmand Moghadam B, Kordi M R, Mahdian S. The effect of Barberry Juice supplement on Prostaglandin E2 level caused by intense aerobic activity in active young girls. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2017; 24
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-2235-en.html

1- Department of Exercise Physiology. University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Exercise Physiology. University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. , mrkordi@ut.ac.ir
3- Department of Exercise Physiology. Alborz International Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: Intense exercise can cause damages caused by oxidative stress and inflammation and, as a result, reduce exercise performance. The present study aimed at determining the effect of barberry juice supplement on the inflammation caused by intense aerobic activity in active young girls.
Materials and Methods: In a quasi-experimental study, 20 young girls who had the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into two equal groups  of case (receiving Barberry juice supplement) ans control (receiving placebos).The case and the control groups  received 250 ml natural Barberry juice and 250ml placebos for two weeks, respectively. After the period, both of the groups took an intense aerobic exercise programme. Immediately before and after receiving Barberry juice and placebos; and also immediately after the exercise programme bordering exhaustion prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) serum level was assessed.
Results: Repeated measurements revealed that PGE2 serum levels at rest state and after intense exercise activity reduced in the Barberry juice group .Besides, there were significant differences between groups the Barberry juice and placebo groups, (P≤ 0.05)
Conclusion: Generally speaking, the supplement of Barberry juice can be useful in preventing decreased performance caused by the inflammatory effects of PGE2 due to intense physical exercise.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2017/02/5 | Accepted: 2017/05/24 | Published: 2017/07/15

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