Athanasios G Dessypris

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Altogether 33 Finnish amateur runners were studied before and after a non-competitive Marathon run over the classical itinerary in Athens in 1976 (n = 8), 1977 (n = 14) and 1978 (n = 11). Plasma renin activity (PRA) rose 3-fold in all runs, whereas plasma renin substrate (RS) concentration did not change significantly. Serum angiotensin converting enzyme(More)
Nineteen untrained preadolescent males (11-13 years old) were randomly placed into an experimental trained group (STG, n = 9) and a control group (n = 10). Informed consent was obtained from the children and their parents. The STG was submitted to a 2-month resistance-training program (6 exercises, 3 x 10 repetitions maximum [RM], 3 times per week),(More)
Blood cortisol, ACTH, thyroxine, triiodothyronine, reverse triiodothyronine, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and vasopressin concentrations were determined in 9 runners (29-56 years old) and one 80 year old man taking part in a non-competitive Marathon in Athens, Greece on October 1976. After the run the mean concentrations of cortisol, ACTH and(More)
We investigated hormonal regulators of growth and development, leptin levels, body composition, neuromuscular performance, and the associations among them in trained prepubertal athletes (experimental group [EG]) and an untrained control group (CG). Informed consent was obtained from the children and their parents. Their maturation stage was evaluated(More)
This study examined the effects of a typical fencing training program on selected hormones, neuromuscular performance, and anthropometric parameters in peripubertal boys. Two sets of measurements, before training and after 12 months of training, were performed on 2 groups of 11- to 13-year-old boys. One group consisted of fencers (n = 8), who trained(More)
The serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OH-D) concentrations of a group of healthy persons (age 30-50 years) living north of the Arctic Circle in Finland was compared with those of a group of healthy persons (age 30-50 years) in Southern Finland throughout one year. There was a similar seasonal variation in the 25-OH-D levels both in the south and in the north.(More)
The purpose of this study was two fold a) to determine the levels of hormonal parameters which are related to growth and sexual maturation (T, SHBG, FAI, GH) in 66 pre-pubertal and early-pubertal boys (11-13 years old) who systematically engage in individual and team sports activities of endurance, strength, speed and skill, respectively, and b) to(More)
natal bed rest may actually have a deleterious effect upon fetal growth and well-being and that until this basic problem is settled it is not possible to say whether the better results obtained by Dr. Varma and Professor Curzen in their decompressed patients are more likely to have been effected by the dcompression itself or by the lesser amount of enforced(More)
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