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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of alpha-lipoic acid supplementation on redox status, physiological and biochemical parameters in G6PD deficient individuals after acute exercise.
In a randomized double-blind, crossover design, 12 adult volunteers with G6PD deficiency of both sexes will be supplemented with either 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid (experimental condition - EC) or placebo (control condition - CC) every day for 4 weeks. Before intervention, all participants will be informed about the study protocol, fill a medical history questionnaire and sign an informed consent form. Moreover, measurements of anthropometric characteristics and physiological parameters, as well as a VO2max test will be performed.
Participants will perform 4 trials of exercise (70% VO2max for 45min and 90% till exhaustion) before and after each condition. Blood samples will be collected before, immediately after and 1 hour after exercise. Moreover, measurements of anthropometric characteristics and physiological parameters will be performed before and after each condition. There will be a washout period of at 4 weeks between conditions.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Alpha-lipoic acid, Placebo
Department of Physical Education & Sport Science of the University of Thessaly
Not yet recruiting
University of Thessaly
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400
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