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Günay Eskici

Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey


  • Original Article   
    The Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Hair Element Levels in Elite Female Athletes
    Author(s): Günay Eskici*

    Background: Zinc is important element for athlete’s performance. Aim: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of different doses of zinc supplementation on the hair element levels in elite female athletes. Subjects and Methods: The research was applied on a total number of 20 female athletes playing in volleyball team. The subjects who were randomly allocated into two groups with equal members were administered 220 mg/day (Group 1) and 440 mg/day (Group 2) zinc sulfate. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used in order to identify magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), selenium (Se), phosphor (P) and zinc(Zn) levels (μg/g) in the collected hair samples. Results: The analysis of the athletes’ hair samples showed significant .. Read More»

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