Chapter 1 Effect Of Exercise On Oxidative Stress Biomarkers


Acute bouts of aerobic and anaerobic exercise can induce a state of oxidative stress, as indicated by an increase in oxidized molecules in a variety of tissues and body fluids. The extent of oxidation is dependent on the exercise mode, intensity, and duration, and is specifically related to the degree of oxidant production. Findings of increased oxidative stress have been reported for both healthy and diseased subjects following single bouts of exercise. While acute exercise has theability to induce an oxidative stress, this same exercise stimulus appears necessary to allow for an upregulation in endogenous antioxidant defenses. Thischapter presents a summary of exercise-induced oxidative stress. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Advances in Clinical Chemistry