Resistance training affects iron status in older men and women

L. E. Murray, J. L. Beard, L. J. Joseph, S. L. Davey, W. J. Evans, W. W. Campbell

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The effect of resistance training (RT) on hematological parameters and selected indices of iron status in 35 healthy older individuals was examined. Subjects included 17 postmenopausal women aged 54-71 years and 18 men aged 56-69 years. All subjects participated in RT twice weekly for 12 weeks. The RT was effective as evidenced by an increase in skeletal muscle strength for both the men and the women. Serum iron concentration as well as complete blood count values were all within normal clinical ranges and were unchanged by RT for either the men or the women. Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) decreased from 38.5 ± 8.1 to 28.0 ± 6.7 μmol/L (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFASEB Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 20 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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