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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2022, 10(9), 593-599
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-10-9-2
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The Acute Effects of a Maple Water Drink on Exercise Responses, Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Overweight College Males

Randy L. Aldret1, 2, , Michael McDermott1, Stephanie Aldret2, Greggory Davis1 and David Bellar1, 3

1School of Kinesiology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, 70506, USA

2Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Louisiana Campus, Monroe, LA, 71209, USA

3Usha Kundu, MD, College of Health, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, 32514, USA

Pub. Date: September 08, 2022

Cite this paper:
Randy L. Aldret, Michael McDermott, Stephanie Aldret, Greggory Davis and David Bellar. The Acute Effects of a Maple Water Drink on Exercise Responses, Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Overweight College Males. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2022; 10(9):593-599. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-10-9-2


The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effect of maple water on exercise responses and biomarkers of post-exercise inflammation and muscle damage in an overweight male college population. The initial study used a single blind, pre/post exercise design, where the participants (N=10) consumed maple water or placebo (355ml/12 fluid oz) prior to an incremental treadmill running protocol to exhaustion and returned one week later to consume the opposite treatment and repeated the maximal bout of exercise. During each exercise bout, finger-stick measures of blood glucose were taken, along with venipuncture measures for inflammatory markers, oxidative stress and muscle damage. Analysis of the data revealed a significant decrease in 2 anti-inflammatory markers IL-4 (p<0.001) and IL-10 (p=0.026), a significant decrease in 1 pro-inflammatory marker IL-12 (p=0.022), and a significant increase in oxygen consumption during exercise (p=0.045). Early outcomes indicate maple water has positive benefits for those that exercise in the areas of cardiovascular fitness and post exercise inflammation.

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