Recreational football practice attenuates postprandial lipaemia in normal and overweight individuals
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The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of playing football on postprandial lipaemia in normal and overweight individuals.
Fifteen (7 normal weight, age = 32.3 ± 6.0 years, BMI = 22.8 ± 3.4 kg/m2 and 8 overweight, age = 33.3 ± 5.5 years, BMI = 29.2 ± 3.2 kg/m2, mean ± SD) recreational football players were recruited. On the evening of day 1, participants played a 60-min 9-a-side football match (FOOT) or rested (control; CON) in a randomised counterbalanced cross-over design. Activity profile, heart rate and rate of perceived exertion were recorded. The next morning (> 10 h after the match), blood samples were collected before (0), 0.75, 2, 4, and 6 h after a high-fat meal.
Total area under the curve for triglycerides were 22% and 28% lower for the normal weight (p < 0.01; 95% CI − 2.45 to − 0.68; ES = 0.87) and overweight (p < 0.01; 95% CI − 8.14 to − 0.88; ES = 0.68) groups in the FOOT compared to the CON. The postprandial incremental area under the curve for triglycerides was 31% lower in the normal weight group (ES = 0.79) for the FOOT compared to CON trial and a discernible trend was shown for the overweight group (22%; ES = 0.51). Two-hour Insulin Sensitivity Index was lower (ES = − 0.95) for FOOT compared to CON trial in the overweight group only.
Playing a 60-min football match can attenuate the triglyceride response to a high-fat meal in normal and overweight individuals.
KeywordsObesity Lipid Metabolism Exercise Games
Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test
Body Mass Index
Body fat percentage
Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry
Yo Yo Intermittent Endurance Test Level 1
Session rate of perceived exertion
Homeostasis model assessment
Non-esterified fatty acids
Insulin Sensitivity Index
Area under the curve
Incremental area under the curve
Very low-density lipoproteins
Analysis of variance
- 95% CI
95% confidence interval
The authors have no actual or potential conflict in relation to this manuscript, nor did we receive any funding to conduct this research. The authors hereby declare that the results of the study are presented clearly, honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation and statement that results of the present study do not constitute endorsement by any products.
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