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Table 3 Serum concentrations of B, Li, Rb, Sb, Sn, Sr and V of the control group and athletes from different modalities

From: Serum concentration of several trace metals and physical training

  Control
(n = 31)
Sportsm
(n = 80)
Aerobic
(n = 28)
Anaerobic
(n = 24)
Aerobic-anaerobic
(n = 28)
B (μg/L) 5,002 ± 2,116 5,731 ± 4,117 6036 ± 4541 5,267 ± 2,655 5,106 ± 4,234
Li (μg/L) 1,466 ± 1,681 1,448 ± 0,634 1343 ± 0,854 1,365 ± 0,465 1,619 ± 0,535
Rb (μg/L) 147,01 ± 24,99 211,87 ± 53,59** 163,90 ± 55,22 254,42 ± 30,48**††† 219,38 ± 20,03**†††■■
Sb (μg/L) 0,999 ± 0,235 3,440 ± 2,148** 1,487 ± 1,982 4,945 ± 0,876**††† 4,143 ± 1,229**†††■
Sn (μg/L) 0,214 ± 0,426 0,833 ± 1,410* 1,431 ± 1,465** 0,128 ± 0,114††† 0,457 ± 1,443††
Sr (μg/L) 30,67 ± 7,483 32,17 ± 9,935 29,65 ± 10,19 34,86 ± 10,03† 32,13 ± 8,546
  1. Anova and post oc Bonferoni test. (*p < 0.01; **p < 0.001) differences between control group vs athletes, aerobic, anaerobic and aerobic-anaerobic groups; († p < 0.05; †† p < 0.05; ††† p < 0.001) differences between aerobic vs anaerobic group and aerobic-anaerobic group; (■ p < 0.01; ■■ p < 0.001) differences between anaerobic vs aerobic-anaerobic group