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American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2020, 8(3), 120-123
DOI: 10.12691/ajmsm-8-3-4
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Metabolic Data of Elite Footballers during a Tough Match in Hot and Humid Environment

Jean-Michel Bazabakayilou1, 2, Judith F. Ahounou Aïkpe1, , Jean-Bénoît M. Godonou1, Joachim D. Gbenou3 and Pierre H. Dansou1

1Research Unit in Exercise Physiology (URPEF), University of Abomey Calavi. 01 BP: 169 Porto-Novo Bénin

2Laboratory of Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics (LAPEFB), Marien Ngouabi University, BP 69 Brazzaville, R. Congo

3Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Essential Oils (LAPHE), Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University of Abomey Calavi, 01BP 918 Cotonou, Benin

Pub. Date: August 14, 2020

Cite this paper:
Jean-Michel Bazabakayilou, Judith F. Ahounou Aïkpe, Jean-Bénoît M. Godonou, Joachim D. Gbenou and Pierre H. Dansou. Metabolic Data of Elite Footballers during a Tough Match in Hot and Humid Environment. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine. 2020; 8(3):120-123. doi: 10.12691/ajmsm-8-3-4


The objective of this study was to determine the metabolic profile during a challenging football match at the Congolese national elite championship. Methods: Physiological and metabolic parameters were measured in this study. Physiological parameters consisted of water loss and heart rate. Metabolic parameters consisted of blood ionogram, blood lactate level, creatinine, and blood glucose. Results: The data indicates a decrease in the intensity of play during the game in hot and humid environment. Water loss, increased lactate levels and decreased blood glucose levels were observed at the end of the game. In addition, determination of the estimated glomerular filtration rate revealed transient renal failure in football players. Conclusion: These results show the importance of physiological and biological monitoring of footballers playing in hot environment to optimize performance and preserve their health.

metabolic parameters hot and humid environment elite football

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