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Table 4 Erythrocyte concentration of the elements in the control group and sportsmen classified by the level of training

From: Erythrocyte concentrations of chromium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc in subjects with different physical training levels

  CG
(n = 30)
MTG
(n = 24)
HTG
(n = 22)
Cr (μg/gHb) 0.32 ± 0.16 0.25 ± 0.14 0.12 ± 0.11
Cu (μg/gHb) 38.8 ± 6.68 31.81 ± 7.47+ 30.24 ± 4.81†††
Mn (μg/gHb) 1.45 ± 0.36 1.22 ± 0.17++ 1.16 ± 0.29††
Mo (μg/gHb) 0.3 ± 0.04 0.11 ± 0.16+ 0.08 ± 0.02†*
Se (μg/gHb) 8.63 ± 2.30 7.99 ± 2.16 7.55 ± 1.36
Zn (mg/gHb) 0.65 ± 0.10 0.49 ± 0.14++ 0.44 ± 0.06†††
  1. ANOVA and Bonferroni tests
  2. † Differences between the HTG and CG (†p < 0,05; ††p < 0,01; †††p < 0,001)
  3. + Differences between the MTG and CG (+p < 0,05; ++p < 0,01; +++p < 0,001)
  4. * Differences between the HTG and MTG (*p < 0,05; **p < 0,01; ***p < 0,001)