Effects of an ultra-long-distance (1000 km) race on lipid metabolism

  title={Effects of an ultra-long-distance (1000 km) race on lipid metabolism},
  author={Dietmar Nagel and Dorle Seiler and Holger Franz and Claus Leitzmann and Klaus Jung},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
The influence was examined of ultra-long-distance running (1000 km race lasting 20 days) on changes in serum lipids. The 110 participants received two types of diet, a conventional Western diet and a wholesome vegetarian diet. Of the 55 finishers the serum concentration of total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, apolipoprotein B and triglycerides decreased significantly during the first 8 days of the run, but rose again towards the end of the race without reaching pre-race… CONTINUE READING