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Volume : 26 Issue : 3 Year : 2018
 
Assessment of the relation of serum iron and ferritin levels to isokinetic muscle strength in elite athletes without anemia [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2018; 26(1): 17-20 | DOI: 10.5505/ias.2018.46872  

Assessment of the relation of serum iron and ferritin levels to isokinetic muscle strength in elite athletes without anemia

Tuğba Kocahan1, Aydın Balcı2, Bihter Akınoğlu3, Salih Sarı1, Adnan Hasanoğlu1
1Department of Health Services, Center of Athlete Training and Health Research, Sports General Directorship, The Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ankara, Turkiye
2Department of Sports Medicine, School of Medicine, Yildirim Beyazit University Yenimahalle Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkiye
3Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkiye

Iron is an important mineral for the human body. In case of iron deficiency, problems in energy production and utilization
occur. The energy required during exercise, and therefore the performance, is related to body iron levels. This study
was performed to determine the relationship between isokinetic muscle strength and serum iron and ferritin levels. A
total of 278 nonanemic elite athletes were included in the study. Serum iron and ferritin levels were determined, and
the relationship between these levels and the results of isokinetic muscle strength measurements was investigated using
Spearman correlation test. The relationship between the serum iron levels and isokinetic muscle strength was found to
be statistically negligible (P > 0.05). However, ferritin levels were correlated with isokinetic muscle strength values (P <
0.05). In conclusion, iron was found to be associated with performance in athletes without anemia.

Keywords: Ferritin, iron, isokinetic muscle strength, serum iron, sport performance


Tuğba Kocahan, Aydın Balcı, Bihter Akınoğlu, Salih Sarı, Adnan Hasanoğlu. Assessment of the relation of serum iron and ferritin levels to isokinetic muscle strength in elite athletes without anemia. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2018; 26(1): 17-20

Corresponding Author: Bihter Akınoğlu, Türkiye


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