Is plasma viscosity a predictor of overtraining in athletes?

  title={Is plasma viscosity a predictor of overtraining in athletes?},
  author={Emmanuelle Varlet-Marie and J. M. Mercier and J. J. Brun},
  journal={Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation},
  volume={35 1-2},
There is a lack of consensus about the biological diagnosis of the overtraining syndrome (OTS). Recently, efforts have been made to standardize its clinical diagnosis (e.g., standardized questionnaires like that of the French consensus group on overtraining of the Société Française de Médecine du Sport-SFMS). We previously reported that the early signs of overtraining (= "overreaching") in elite sportsmen are associated with a hemorheologic pattern (raised hematocrit and plasma viscosity etap… CONTINUE READING