Science, Movement and Healty, cilt.10, sa.1, ss.76-79, 2010 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
Objective This study was carried out in order to compare the differences of laboratory parameters related to bone metabolism such as alkaline phosphatase (ALP), serum calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and phosphorus (P), in various sport branches.
Material and Method Serum alkaline phosphatase, calcium and phosphorus, and magnesium levels were measured in 23 skiers, 21 runners, 24 wrestlers, 20 handball, 21 soccers and 30 sedentary living healthy individual. Results The groups were matched according to age and sex. As expected, there were no significant differences according to age or the female-male ratio between the athletes and controls subjects (p>0.05). Serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP), serum calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and phosphorus (P) were determined in the athletes and the healthy control subjects. In all the athletes and controls, routine biochemical parameters including alkaline phosphatase (ALP), serum calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and phosphorus (P) were within normal limits (Table 1). The wrestlers had lower levels of calcium compared to control subjects (p<0,05). The runners and handball had higher levels of phosphatase compared to control subjects (P<0,05). Other parameters had no significant difference between athletes and controls (Table 2). Conclusion When compared with control group, it has been found that wrestlers have low level of CA while runners and handball players have high level of P.