Effect of purple sweet potato leaf consumption on the modulation of the antioxidative status in basketball players during training

Wen Hsin Chang, Chiao-Ming Chen, Xue-Ping Hu, Nai Wen Kan, Chun Chieh Chiu, Jen-Fang Liu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of purple sweet potato leaves (PSPLs) consumption on antioxidative status and its modulation of that status in basketball players during training period. Fifteen elite basketball players were enrolled in this study. The seven-week study consisted of a run-in (week 1), PSPLs diet (daily consumption of 200 g PSPLs) (weeks 2, 3), washout (weeks 4, 5), and control diet (low polyphenol, with the amount of carotenoids adjusted to the same level as that of PSPLs) (weeks 6, 7). Blood and urine samples were taken for biochemical analysis. Compared with the control group, the results showed that PSPLs consumption led to a significant increase of plasma polyphenol concentration and vitamin E and C levels. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) lag time was significantly longer in the PSPLs group. A significant decrease of urinary 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) was noted; however, there was no significant change in plasma glutathione (GSH), total antioxidant status (TAS) and malondialdehyde + 4-hydroxy-2(E)-nonenal level after consuming the PSPLs diet. In conclusion, consumption of PSPLs diet for 2 weeks may reduce lipid and DNA oxidation that can modulate the antioxidative status of basketball players during training period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-461
Number of pages7
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Keywords

  • Antioxidative status
  • Basketball
  • Polyphenols
  • Purple sweet potato leaves
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effect of purple sweet potato leaf consumption on the modulation of the antioxidative status in basketball players during training'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this