Development of "sports anemia" in physically fit men after daily sustained submaximal exercise.

Abstract

Hematological changes were studied in physically fit young soldiers who marched 35 km/d for 6 d, working at 35% of their Vo2 max. Four days of marching produced decreases in numbers of erythrocytes (RBC) and in hematocrit (Hct). This "sports anemia" persisted beyond day 6 into the post-march period and was accompanied by decreases in hemoglobin (Hb), mean… (More)

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