Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 665–670 | Cite as

Deep-sea water supplementation and swimming exercise improves bone metabolism in growing rats fed a high-fat diet

  • Junyong Kang
  • Daekeun Kwon
  • Jaeyong Park
  • Young-Oh Shin
  • Jeong-Beom Lee
  • Shoji Igawa
  • Youngju SongEmail author
Research Article


This study was examined the effects of deepsea water (DSW) supplementation and swimming exercise on bone metabolism in growing male rats. Thirty-two Sprague-Dawley male rats, 6 weeks of age, were randomly divided into high-fat diet sedentary (HS, n=8) or exercised group (HE, n=8) and DSW supplemented sedentary (DS, n=8) or exercised group (DE, n=8), given a high fat diet to all groups for 8 weeks. In the results, serum osteocalcin level of the DS was significantly lower than that of the HS (p<0.01). In addition, femoral bone mineral density (BMD), tibial bone mineral content (BMC), and breaking force of the DS were significantly higher than that of the HS (p<0.05). Furthermore, femoral BMD and tibial weight of DE were significantly higher than that of the HE (p<0.05). These results suggest that drinking deep-sea water and exercise has a crucial role for prevent osteoporosis and increase peak bone mass in growing male rats.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junyong Kang
    • 1
  • Daekeun Kwon
    • 1
  • Jaeyong Park
    • 1
  • Young-Oh Shin
    • 2
  • Jeong-Beom Lee
    • 3
  • Shoji Igawa
    • 4
  • Youngju Song
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Sports NutritionSunmoon UniversityAsan, ChungnamKorea
  2. 2.Department of Health Care, Graduate SchoolSoonchunhyang UniversityAsan, ChungnamKorea
  3. 3.Department of Physiology, College of MedicineSoonchunhyang UniversityCheonan, ChungnamKorea
  4. 4.Department of Health CareNippon Sport Science UniversityTokyoJapan

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