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Effect of L-Carnitine Supplementation on Weight Loss and Body Composition of Taekwondo Players

In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effect of L-carnitine supplements on weight loss and body composition of taekwondo players. Sixteen voluntary male athletes, aged 18-28, were participated in this study. Athletes were divided into two groups as experiment (supplement) (n=8) and placebo (n=8). First of all, the body of the athletes was analyzed using the body composition analyzer. After these analyzes were made, for 7 days, the experimental group used carnitine and the placebo group used wheat bran. After 7 days of nutrient supplementation, the analyzes performed at the beginning of the study were repeated. The body fat percentage of the placebo group was found to be significantly lower than the post-training values (p<0.05) and the change in fat mass values was not statistically significant (p>0.05). When the intra-group pre- and post-test body composition values of the L-carnitine group were compared, the post-test averages of skeletal muscle weight, total body water and metabolic rate increased statistically significantly compared to the pre-test averages (p<0.05) and there was a statistically significant decrease in the body fat mass and percentage (p<0.05). There was no significant difference in body weight and BMI (p>0.05). L-carnitine and placebo groups showed no significant difference in body composition according to Independent Sample T test results (p>0.05). It was seen that pre-training L-carnitine consumption helped the athletes to maintain optimal body weight and increased fat oxidation during exercise by activating fat metabolism and positively affected fat mass reduction.

Cod-Liver Oil Improves Metabolic Indices and hs-CRP Levels in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Patients: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

To investigate the effects of cod-liver oil on metabolic status and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with the allocation ratio of 1 : 1. The contents of EPA and DHA in cod-liver oil were measured using a gas chromatograph. A total of 550 GDM patients were randomly divided into the intervention group (cod-liver oil) and the control group (placebo, mineral oil), and both groups were given regular dietary care. Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), 2-hour plasma glucose (2hPG), lipid profiles, homeostatic model assessment insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), and hs-CRP were measured. Primary outcomes were different in HbA1c, FPG, 2hPG, and HOMA-IR between the two groups after 4-week randomization. Secondary outcomes were the blood glucose levels and perinatal complications (pregnancy-induced hypertension, polyhydramnios, premature delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, postpartum infection, premature rupture of membranes, and cesarean section) between the two groups before and after 12-16 weeks of cod-liver oil intervention from middle pregnancy to late pregnancy.

EPA and DHA were the main components of cod-liver oil with 76 mg/mL and 150 mg/mL, respectively. There was no significant difference for primary outcomes in the levels of HbA1c, FPG, 2hPG, HOMA-IR, and lipid profiles between the two groups (P > 0.05). For the secondary outcomes, the levels of HbA1c, FPG, 2hPG, triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (LDL-C), HOMA-IR, and hs-CRP in the intervention group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.05). The incidence of perinatal complications in the intervention group was lower than that in the control group too (P < 0.05).

Cod-liver oil consumption effectively reduced the levels of blood glucose, lipid levels, hs-CRP, and HOMA-IR and the incidence of perinatal complications.

Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview

The recognition of vitamin C is associated with a history of an unrelenting search for the cause of the ancient haemorrhagic disease scurvy. Isolated in 1928, vitamin C is essential for the development and maintenance of connective tissues. It plays an important role in bone formation, wound healing and the maintenance of healthy gums. Vitamin C plays an important role in a number of metabolic functions including the activation of the B vitamin, folic acid, the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids and the conversion of the amino acid, tryptophan, to the neurotransmitter, serotonin. It is an antioxidant that protects body from free radical damage. It is used as therapeutic agent in many diseases and disorders. Vitamin C protects the immune system, reduces the severity of allergic reactions and helps to fight off infections. However the significance and beneficial effect of vitamin C in respect to human disease such as cancer, atherosclerosis, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease and metal toxicity however remains equivocal. Thus further continuous uninterrupted efforts may open new vistas to understand its significance in disease management.

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