Research Article | Volume: 3, Issue: 7, July, 2013

The effect of 8 weeks endurance training and Wild Pistachio supplementation on liver micronutrients in rats

Mehdi Said Yousefi Parvin Farzanegi Seyed Javad Mirghani   

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Published:  Jul 30, 2013

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.3727

Availability of some minerals in the body is pivotal for human’s health. Micronutrients play a supportive role in physiologic performance and physical activities. Authors have shown that exercise may cause the loss of such minerals via a few mechanisms. Therefore, the present paper aimed at determination of the effect of endurance training and wild pistachio supplementation on liver micronutrients in female rats. 28 rats (6-8 years old and 122-180 gr) were randomly divided into four groups, namely Saline-control (SC), Baneh-control (BC), Saline-training (ST), and Baneh-training (BT). Training groups exercised for 8 weeks (5 days a week, 60 min, 25 m/min on treadmill with 0° slope). The rats were orally fed by saline and pistachio extracts for 4 weeks. Tissue biopsy was performed 72 h following the final training session and after 4 h fasting. Statistical analyses were performed by one-way ANOVA at p≤0.05. A significant difference was detected in amounts of zinc, copper, and calcium between BT group and others (p=0.00). The results obtained from the present study showed that combination of training and pistachio supplementation may improve micronutrients rate after 8 weeks endurance training compared with non-supplemented group.

Keyword:     Endurance training Wild Pistachio extract micronut


Mehdi Said Yousefi., Parvin Farzanegi., Seyed Javad Mirghani., The effect of 8 weeks endurance training and Wild Pistachio supplementation on liver micronutrients in rats. J App Pharm Sci, 2013; 3 (07): 142-146.

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