Title: Plasma levels of renin, angiotensin II, and 6-ketoprostaglandin F1 alpha in endurance athletes
Authors: Fagard, Robert ×
Grauwels, R
Groeseneken, D
Lijnen, Paul
Staessen, Jan A
Vanhees, Luc
Amery, A #
Issue Date: Sep-1985
Series Title: Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) vol:59 issue:3 pages:947-52
Abstract: Twelve male runners and 12 matched nonathletes performed a prolonged uninterrupted graded exercise test on the bicycle ergometer up to exhaustion to study blood pressure and plasma levels of renin (PRA), vasoconstrictor angiotensin II (ANG II), and 6-ketoprostaglandin F1 alpha (6-keto-PGF1 alpha), a metabolite of the vasodilator prostacyclin. In the athletes work load was increased by 30 W/4 min, and in the control subjects the increments of work load were adjusted to their lower exercise capacity to equalize total exercise duration. Blood was drawn, and blood pressure and O2 uptake (VO2) were measured at rest and at the fourth, eighth, and last steps of exercise. Peak VO2 averaged 60 +/- 1.6 ml . min-1 . kg-1 in the runners and 46.8 +/- 1.5 in the nonathletes. To evaluate differences between athletes and controls, PRA, ANG II, and 6-keto-PGF1 alpha were first adjusted for significant confounding factors, such as age, weight, hematocrit, 24-h urinary sodium excretion, and O2 uptake. PRA was significantly lower in the athletes (F = 11.2; P less than 0.01); ANG II was not different at rest, but its rise with exercise was less steep in the runners (F = 8.2; P less than 0.01), whereas 6-keto-PGF1 alpha was not different between the groups (F = 1.3; NS). Despite the differences in PRA and ANG II, however, blood pressure was similar in athletes and nonathletes (F = 0.0; NS).
ISSN: 8750-7587
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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