publication . Article . 2014

The effect of sauna bathing on lipid profile in young, physically active, male subjects

Dorota Gryka; Wanda Pilch; Marta Szarek; Zbigniew Szygula; Łukasz Tota;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2014 Journal: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health (issn: 1232-1087, eissn: 1896-494X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Abstract
Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate effects of Finnish sauna bathing on lipid profile in healthy, young men. Material and Methods: Sixteen male subjects (20–23 years) were subjected to 10 sauna bathing sessions in a Finnish sauna every 1 or 2 days. The mean sauna temperature was 90±2°C, while humidity was 5–16%. Each session consisted of three 15-minute parts and a 2-minute cool-down between them. The following measurements were taken before and after the sauna sessions: body mass, heart rate, body skinfold thickness. The percentage fat content and then, the lean body mass were calculated. Total cholesterol, triacylglycerols, lipoprotein cholesterol...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: lipids (amino acids, peptides, and proteins)
free text keywords: R, sauna, plasma volume, human lipid profile, Medicine
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