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Global Journal of Medical, Physical and Health Education

Global Journal of Medical, Physical and Health Education 

ISSN: xxxx-xxxx Vol. 1 (1),

pp. 050-053, November, 2013. ©

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Comparison of blood lipids, blood pressures and left ventricular cavity dimension between soccer players and non-athletes 

I Gökhan, R Kurkcu and R Çekin 

1Harran University, School of Physical Education and Sports, Sanliurfa, Turkey. 2Amasya University, College of Education Physical Education and Sports, Amasya, Turkey.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: kurkcu.recep@gmail.com. Tel: +90 414 3183848. Fax: 90 414 3183439

Accepted 21 September, 2013 

In this study, it was aimed to compare and investigate the effects of regular exercise on blood lipids, blood pressure and left ventricular cavity dimensions function between soccer players and non athletes in football players. This study consisted included a total of 30 subjects, including an experimental group including 18 soccer players footballers who were training on a regular basis at least 2 h a day, 3 days a week, for 5 years and a control group including 12 sedentary individuals with similar age and same gender who were not interested in sports. Total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG) and fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), left ventricular systolic diameter (LVSD), and left ventricular diastolic diameter (LVDD) were measured and evaluated in both groups. The measurements revealed that mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) levels of soccer players footballers were significantly lower than control group (p<.05) and that mean left ventricular systolic diameters (LVSD) and left ventricular diastolic diameters (LVDD) of soccer players footballers were significantly higher than control group (p <.05). As a result, long-term effect of regular physical exercises may be responsible for the favorable effects on left ventricular cavity dimensions function. 

Key words: Exercise, soccer football players, blood lipids, blood pressure, left ventricular cavity dimensions function.