Journal article

A pilot study to assess the effect of acute exercise on brain glutathione

Sahara Rai, Alimul Chowdhury, Renate LEP Reniers, Stephen J Wood, Samuel JE Lucas, Sarah Aldred

Free Radical Research | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018


The brain is highly susceptible to oxidative stress due to its high metabolic demand. Increased oxidative stress and depletion of glutathione (GSH) are observed with aging and many neurological diseases. Exercise training has the potential to reduce oxidative stress in the brain. In this study, nine healthy sedentary males (aged 25 ± 4 years) undertook a bout of continuous moderate intensity exercise and a high-intensity interval (HII) exercise bout on separate days. GSH concentration in the anterior cingulate was assessed by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in four participants, before and after exercise. This was a pilot study to evaluate the ability of the MRS method to detect exerci..

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