Table 2

 Plasma antioxidants, noradrenaline, neutrophils, and lipid oxidation products before and after exercise (n = 17)

Before exerciseAfter exercisep Valuep Value*
Values are mean (SD).
*After correction for plasma volume changes.
Noradrenaline(nmol/l)1.46 (0.53)2.32 (0.90)0.0060.006
Neutrophils(cells ×103 ml)2.66 (1.01)3.83 (1.48)0.001
Ascorbic acid(µmol/l plasma)50.6 (32.1)43.6 (25.2)0.3630.099
α Tocopherol(µmol/l plasma)17.2 (4.8)19.6 (6.1)0.0260.156
γ Tocopherol(µmol/l plasma)1.17 (0.44)1.32 (0.50)0.0170.020
β Carotene(µmol/l plasma)0.235 (0.138)0.280 (0.154)0.0040.011
Lycopene(µmol/l plasma)0.210 (0.159)0.241 (0.153)0.0230.061
MDA(µmol/l plasma)1.90 (0.98)2.28 (0.69)0.0340.049
Conjugated dienes(mg/l plasma)10.7 (5.2)12.6 (7.1)0.0360.069