Effects of marathon running on plasma total homocysteine concentrations.

  title={Effects of marathon running on plasma total homocysteine concentrations.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Tom{\'a}s Real and Angel Merchante and Jos{\'e} Luis Santos G{\'o}mez and Felipe J. Chaves and Juan Francisco Ascaso and Rafael Carmena},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  volume={15 2},
AIMS There is evidence of an excess of acute cardiovascular (CV) events in marathon runners. High plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations are a recognised risk factor for CV events. Therefore, we investigated the changes in plasma tHcy concentrations 24h before and after a marathon race. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-two non-professional male athletes, mean age 35.6 (6.6), range 23-49 years, were studied the day before and 24 h after finishing a marathon race. None of the athletes was a… CONTINUE READING