The responses of white blood cells to weight loss among young male judoists

Shariat A., Tamrin S. B. M., Danaee M., Karimi H.

Russian Open Medical Journal, no.3, 2013 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.15275/rusomj.2013.0311
  • Journal Name: Russian Open Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Keywords: Weight loss, White blood cells, Young male judoists
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study was the assessment of white blood cells in response to acute and gradual weight loss among young mal judoists. Material and Methods-Twenty four healthy young judoists aged 17.0±1.2 years (mean ± SD), with one year of experience in judo training, selected and they were randomly classified in two groups of acute weight loss and gradual weight loss. Blood sampling was conducted in three stages: 1) before weight loss, 2) 18 hours after weight loss, and 3) after the last phase of physical exercise performance tests. Results- The average amount of white blood cells in the phase 2 for both groups didn't increase meaningfully (Acute: P=0. 53, Gradual: P=0.48) but the increase in the phase 3 for both groups was significant (P<0.01). Conclusion- This study concludes that acute weight loss can result in changing the level of white blood cells which are determined in immuity system and related disease.