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Montmorency tart cherry juice does not reduce markers of muscle soreness, function and inflammation following professional male rugby League match-play

Morehen, JC, Clarke, J, Batsford, J, Barrow, S, Brown, AD, Stewart, CE, Morton, JP and Close, GL (2020) Montmorency tart cherry juice does not reduce markers of muscle soreness, function and inflammation following professional male rugby League match-play. European Journal of Sport Science. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1536-7290

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Abstract

Rugby League (RL) match-play causes muscle damage, inflammation and symptoms of fatigue. To facilitate recovery, nutritional interventions are often employed, including Montmorency cherry juice (MC). We assessed the effects of MC on recovery following RL match-play in eleven male professional RL players who played in two matches (7-days apart) with MC or placebo (PLB) supplemented for 5-days pre-match, match day and 2-days post31 match. Blood was collected 48h pre-match, half-time, within 30-mins of full-time and 48h post-match to assess Interleukin concentrations (IL-6, -8 -10). Self-reported sleep, fatigue, mood, stress, and muscle-soreness were assessed 24h pre and 24h and 48h post-matches with muscle function assessed 48h pre and 48h post-match. No differences in distance covered (6334±1944 Vs 6596±1776 m) and total collisions (28±11 Vs 29±13) were observed between both matches. There was a small albeit significant increase in IL-6, -8 and -10 concentrations pre to post-match in both PLB (IL-6: 0.83±0.92 Vs 2.91±1.40, IL-8: 2.16±1.22 Vs 3.91±1.61 and IL-10: 2.51±2.14 Vs 0.61±0.50 pg.mL-1 38 ) and MC groups (IL-6: 0.53±0.53 Vs 2.24±1.73,IL-8: 1.85±0.96 Vs 3.46±1.12 and IL-10: 0.48±0.50 Vs 2.54±2.10 pg.mL-1 39 ), although there were no significant differences between groups (P<0.05). Likewise, there was a small but significant increase in muscle soreness (P=0.01) alongside a reduction in CMJ (P=0.003) with no significant differences between groups. No significant changes in sleep, fatigue or mood (P>0.05) were observed pre to post-match or between groups. These data suggest MC does not affect the modest changes observed in cytokine responses and markers of recovery from professional RL match-play.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Sport Science on 6/08/2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17461391.2020.1797181.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0913 Mechanical Engineering, 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 12:58
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 12:58
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/17461391.2020.1797181
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14053

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