A Comparative Study of Serum Lipoprotein Levels in Wrestlers, Boxers and Non-Athlete Students

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to the comparative study of serum lipoprotein levels in wrestlers, boxers and non-athlete students. 30 students of university of Mohaghegh Ardabili participated in this study (10 wrestlers, 10 boxers and 10 non-athlete students, age: 22/3±1/04 year, weight: 83/3±3/7 kg and height: 173±3 cm). 10 ml blood was drawn from antecubital vein, while they were fasted for 12-14 hours. The one way of ANOVA and Tukey's post-hoc tests were used for data analysis. There was significant difference in total cholesterol between non-athlete students and boxers (p<0/05). But, there were no significant differences in total cholesterol between wrestlers and non-athletes student and between wrestlers and boxers (p> 0.05). HDL concentration in both wrestlers and boxers in comparison with non-athlete students was lower, but these differences were not significant. As a result of this study, it is suggested that wrestlers and boxers use aerobic exercises and interval running for increasing their health. But, more research must be done to obtain more comprehensive information about relationship between sport training and lipoproteins levels.

Key words: Cholesterol, Combat sports, Lipoprotein, Triglyceride


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