Brief, high intensity exercise alters serum ghrelin and growth hormone concentrations but not IGF-I, IGF-II or IGF-I bioactivity

Keith A Stokes, D Sykes, K L Gilbert, J W Chen, J Frystyk

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Abstract

Exercise stimulates growth hormone (GH) release, but there are conflicting reports regarding the acute effects of exercise on circulating ghrelin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) concentrations. This investigation examined (1) the effect of a single sprint on circulating GH, ghrelin and IGF concentrations as well as a marker of IGF-I bioactivity, and (2) whether the number of muscle actions performed during a sprint influences these responses. Seven healthy men completed 3 trials in a random order. In two exercise trials they performed a single 30-s sprint on a cycle ergometer against a resistance equivalent to either 7% (FAST) or 9% (SLOW) of their body mass. In the other they rested in the laboratory (CON). Blood samples were taken pre-, immediately post-, 10 and 30 min post-exercise, and at equivalent times in the CON trial. Total ghrelin concentrations declined after the sprint and were significantly lower after 30 min of recovery than they were pre-exercise (pre-exercise vs. 30 min; FAST, 0.62 (0.19) vs. 0.49 (0.16) mu g/L, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalGrowth Hormone & IGF Research
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • growth hormone
  • insulin-like growth factor
  • human

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