ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
The Effect of Aerobic Activity Associated
with the Consumption of Zinc Oxide on Liver
Histology in Rats
1Zohreh Abouhosseini∗, 1Parvin Farzanegi, 2Mohsen PourGhasem
1. Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran.
2. Department of Medicine, Babol Medicine University, Babol, Iran.
The liver has a central role in many physiological basic processes and sport activities affect on liver function, leading and health. The results of some studies have shown that physical exercise protect the liver against various environmental and physiological stresses and doing regular exercise and physical fitness is recommended for prevention of liver disease. Reports indicate that regular endurance aerobic training reduces serum levels of ALT, AST, and decreased hepatic parenchymal density and prevent progression of fatty liver disease (1).
Minerals are necessary for a wide range of metabolic and physiological processes in the human body and their consumption such as zinc supplements for improving athletic performance among athletes is interested (2). Zinc is a vital component in many biochemical reactions in the body, including the structure and activity of over 300 enzymes, if this component is removed from the catalytic role, activity of these enzymes would be lost (3). Moderate exercises and use the normal amount of Zinc can prevent damage caused by oxidative stress and lack of minerals and decreasing liver. The reason of Zinc deficiency in athletes almost is due to body safety performance injury and performance decreasing. Researches show that Zinc consumption in people is lower than the amount of daily requirement and this deficiency is more obvious in athletes. Zinc deficiency in athletes may be due to sweating during exercise. The most common