Low intensity exercise increases insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in skeletal muscle and decreases its plasma concentration. In this study, plasma insulin and glucose concentrations were evaluated 5 min before and 5, 15, 25, 35, 45 and 60 min after an IV bolus of glucose in 12 Thoroughbreds before and after 1 month of submaximal aquatraining exercise, monitored using heart rate and blood lactate. Plasma glucose concentrations were evaluated using a colorimetric enzymatic method, and plasma insulin concentrations with a solid-phase radioimmunoassay method. Pre-training plasma glucose concentrations at 15, 25 and 35 min, area under the glucose curve and peak glucose concentration were significantly higher than post-training values (P<0.05). Baseline pre-training plasma insulin concentrations were significantly lower than in the posttraining period, and plasma insulin was significantly higher at 45 and 60 min in the pre-training period than the post-training period. These results indicate that aquatraining could improve insulinglucose metabolism in horses.
|Autori:||Bonelli, Francesca; Sgorbini, Micaela; Meucci, Valentina; Sighieri, Claudio; Baragli, Paolo|
|Titolo:||How swimming affects plasma insulin and glucose concentration in thoroughbreds: A pilot study|
|Anno del prodotto:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.06.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|