Sport Metabolism Studies Team Red Team Gold in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Researchers in Greece and Finland are taking part in the COVID-19 clinical trials that aim to understand improve and treat athletes of various sports including rugby soccer basketball and volleyball. These are the latest studies of the European Union Collaborating Centre (C-C) a joint project of the European Union the University of Tartu and the Helsinki University Hospital.

Many sports monitors such as the national Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee are participating and studying the predicted progression of this pandemic with the aim of finding a safe and effective preventive therapy. The studies aim to uncover new information on the severely affected touch processing and development of athletes muscles by helping technicians to determine the best treatment for each individual.

Several games such as football are experiencing delays in performances. This may become an advantage for athletes trained in the top soccer teams which have their campesinos i.e. the athletes feet.

The field of sports-related exercise remains heterogeneous and in no way all athletes exploit the full potential of these games but there are certain routines that are exceptionally successful in fighting the cold flu the coronavirus the researchers say.

According to the study the total number of athletes participating in single-sport-based sports games remains unchanged to 1148 while there are some 60 75 teams making up the Elite Sports League (ESL) which is ranked as the fourth highest in the world. Thus other regions such as Greece Asia America and Australia have reestablished elite-level competition.

Sport Metabolism Studies target athletes from diverse sports including hockey soccer volleyball and hard (cardiopulmonary) equipment.

The international athletes and coaches participating in various sports were recruited from the International Paralympic Free Club (IPFC). Overall 889 athletes participated in the weeks-long study while 734 patients did not undergo an MRI pre-play and were recruited outside of Greece.

For each MRI session the athlete entered the calculation of metabolic risk factors during the oxygen-fueled exercise on the basis of the metabolic threshold the metabolic rate and relative body fat mass. The oxygen-fueled exercise was performed on three separate days: first in October then starting during March and finally in April to draw blood following the discovery of a significant increase in carbohydrate metabolism.

To analyse glucose and fat metabolism in athletes as a consequence of oxygen-fueled training the researchers tested breath samples blood and serum of athletes. Fat-supply was also taken during these meals to see which hormonal hormones were affected.