A time-course profile of exercise-induced gastrointestinal damage
We are looking for ten participants, males aged 18-50, to take part in a study to assess the effect of performing endurance exercise on gut damage. We require individuals who regularly participate in endurance exercise (preferably running).
What is required?
- Four visits to the LJMU Sports Science laboratories at Byrom Street, Liverpool
- Perform a maximal aerobic capacity test (VO2max) (first visit)
- On three occasions, attend the laboratory to perform 60 minutes of running on a treadmill at 70% of your pre-determined V02max. During each visit you will be invited to ingest a solution containing a mixture of sugars and insert a rectal thermometer (for assessment of core temperature) during the run. (visits 2,3 and 4)
- Provide four 10mL venous blood samples during each visit (via vena puncture). One sample immediately pre- and post exercise, and one 60 minutes post-exercise, and one sample 120 minutes post-sugar ingestion