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dc.contributor.authorManzaneque-Vázquez, Juan Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorVera-Fernandez, Francisca Maria 
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Peña, F.M.
dc.contributor.authorCarranque-Chaves, Gabriel Angel 
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Montes, S.
dc.contributor.authorBlanca-Mena, Maria Jose 
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T10:28:27Z
dc.date.available2016-10-24T10:28:27Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10630/12259
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Karate is a Japanese martial art which is widely practiced in the Western world as a form of self-defense, as well as a discipline to achieve physical and mental balance.However, little is known with respect to its specific psychobiological effects, particularly in relation to the influence that karate may exert on the endocrine system. Thus, in the present study we analyzed the effects of regular karate practice on several hormonal parameters. Methods: 27 healthy volunteer subjects participated in the study, of whom 15 were allocated to the experimental group, and 12 were assigned to the control group. Experimental subjects were karate players with a minimum of 3 years of practice in this discipline. Blood samples for the quantification of hormonal parameters (TSH, T3, T4, PTH, ACTH, cortisol, and DHEA) were taken in both groups. To compare the means of the control and experimental group, a t-test for independent groups was performed in each dependent variable. Results: Significant differences between the experimental and control group were found in T3, T4, and cortisol, with karate players showing lower blood levels of these hormones than control. Conclusions: These findings reveal that long-term karate practice is associated to a significant endocrine modulation, which suggests interesting psychobiological implications, and lends itself to potential clinical considerations. Further research is needed to properly assess the scope of the peculiar hormonal profile displayed by advanced karate practitioners.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Málaga, Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía Teches_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.subjectKaratees_ES
dc.subject.otherHormonal parameterses_ES
dc.subject.otherLong-term practicees_ES
dc.titleAssessment of hormonal parameters in long-term karate Practitionerses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectes_ES
dc.centroFacultad de Psicologíaes_ES
dc.relation.eventtitleICBM-2016 (14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine)es_ES
dc.relation.eventplaceMelbourne (Australia)es_ES
dc.relation.eventdate7 diciembre 2016es_ES
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