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Effect of coenzyme Q10 Supplementation on Exercise-Induced Response of Oxidative Stress and Muscle Damage Indicators in Male Runners

Mostafa Armanfar 1 , * , Afshar Jafari 1 and Gholam Reza Dehghan 2
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1 Department of Sport Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, IR Iran
2 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, IR Iran
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  • Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: August 28, 2015, 17 (8); e1023
  • Published Online: August 29, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 28, 2014
  • Accepted: June 10, 2014
  • DOI: 10.17795/zjrms1023

To Cite: Armanfar M, Jafari A, Dehghan G R. Effect of coenzyme Q10 Supplementation on Exercise-Induced Response of Oxidative Stress and Muscle Damage Indicators in Male Runners, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2015 ; 17(8):e1023. doi: 10.17795/zjrms1023.

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1. Background
2. Materials and Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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