Author(s): Yusni Yusni, Syahrul Syahrul, Cut Murzalina


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00170   

Address: Yusni Yusni1*, Syahrul Syahrul2, Cut Murzalina3 1Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Syiah Kuala, 23111 Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia.
2Department of Neurology, Dr. Zainoel Abidin Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Syiah Kuala, 23111 Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia.
3Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Syiah Kuala, 23111 Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 17,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2024

Objective: To analyze the effect of fresh goat's milk intake and long-term aerobic exercise on serum calcium and its relationship to bone resorption in male athletes. Methods: This research was an experimental study using a pretest-posttest design with a control group design. Subjects were 29 gymnastics athlete volunteers: trial group (n=19) and control group (n=10), male, aged 19-26 years. The treatments were fresh goat milk (1x250ml/day, given from 07.00 p.m to 08.00 p.m) and aerobic exercise (3-5 times/week, medium intensity, duration 50-60 minutes), for 90 days. Results: The results showed that serum calcium levels in the trial group were significantly higher than in the control group (9.58±0.26; 9.87±0.32 vs. 9.74±0.42; 9.37±0.38: p=0.001) after consumption of goat milk and long-term regular physical exercise. The results also showed that there was a significant decrease in CTx-1 levels in the trial group compared with the control group (0.603±0.25; 0.45±0.16 vs. 0.73±0.32; 0.76±0.30: p=0.001) after goat milk intake and regular aerobic exercise. Conclusion: Consumption of fresh goat's milk and long-term aerobic exercise increased calcium levels and decreased CTx-1 levels. Therefore, the combination of both therapies reduces bone resorption, and fresh goat's milk is allowed to be consumed regularly as a sports nutrition to reduce the risk of premature osteoporosis in athletes.

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Yusni Yusni, Syahrul Syahrul, Cut Murzalina. Fresh goat's milk and Long-term aerobic exercise improve bone health in Athletes. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2024; 17(3):1088-4. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00170

Yusni Yusni, Syahrul Syahrul, Cut Murzalina. Fresh goat's milk and Long-term aerobic exercise improve bone health in Athletes. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2024; 17(3):1088-4. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2024.00170   Available on:

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