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Furlan G.,FACEN UNIMEP | Balduino J.R.,FACEN UNIMEP | Estrela H.F.J.,Centro Universitario Padre Anchieta | Dias M.C.,University of Sao Paulo | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Food Biochemistry | Year: 2010

This study examined the effect of whole oat consumption in the oxidative stress induced by exercise in rats. The activity of antioxidant enzymes (catalase [CAT] and glutathione peroxidase [GSH-Px]), lipid peroxidation by the measurement of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances in blood and plasma and also the total antioxidants (Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity) present in plasma were available. The animals submitted to a swimming exercise program for 15 days, which did not receive the oats, showed an increase in CAT level, while the animals that were fed the modified diet did not show the same increase. No differences were observed in GSH-Px and lipid peroxidation between groups. Antioxidant capacity was higher in the plasma of animals that were fed with the modified diet. This study indicates that whole oat supplementation may be beneficial against the oxidative stress induced by exercise. © 2010, The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

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