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Title: Vitamin E and Carnitine suplementation effects on blood glucose levels in young rats submitted to exhaustive exercise stress
Authors: BUCIOLI, Servio A.ABREU, Luiz Carlos deVALENTI, Vitor E.VANNUCCHI, Helio
Citation: HEALTHMED, v.6, n.1, p.136-139, 2012
Abstract: Background: In this study we evaluated the effects of carnitine and vitamin E supplementation on blood glucose levels in young rats submitted to exhaustive exercise stress. Methods: Wistar rats were divided into four groups: 1) control group; 2) exercise stress group; 3) exercise stress + Vitamin E and; 4) exercise stress + carnitine group. Rats from the group 3 and 4 were treated with gavage administration of 1 mL of Vitamin E (5mg/kg) and carnitine (5mg/kg) for seven consecutive days. Animals from groups 2, 3 and 4 were submitted to a bout of swimming exhaustive exercise stress. We analyzed blood glucose levels after exercise stress. Results: Blood glucose levels after exercise stress were significantly increased in the groups treated with Vitamine E and carnitine (control group: 98.7 +/- 9mg/dL vs. stress group: 84.2 +/- 11 mg/dL vs. carnitine + stress group: 147.4 +/- 15 mg/dL vs. vintamin E + stress: 158.3 +/- 7 mg/dL; p<0.0001). Conclusion: Vitamin E and carnitine supplementation attenuate the hypoglycemia induced by exercise in young rats submitted to exhaustive exercise stress.
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