Gender-related differences in muscle injury, oxidative stress, and apoptosis.

@article{Kerksick2008GenderrelatedDI,
  title={Gender-related differences in muscle injury, oxidative stress, and apoptosis.},
  author={Chad M Kerksick and Lemuel W Taylor and Alison Harvey and Darryn Willoughby},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={1772-80}
}
UNLABELLED Due to its alleged antioxidant properties, 17beta-estradiol (E2) may protect against muscle injury, oxidative stress, and apoptosis. PURPOSE This study sought to determine whether such mechanisms existed between genders for muscle injury, oxidative stress, and apoptosis after eccentric exercise. METHODS Eight men and eight women (no oral contraceptive use; midluteal phase of menstrual cycle) performed 7 x 10 eccentric repetitions of the knee extensors at 150% 1RM. Strength… CONTINUE READING