Document Type : Research Paper


1 College of Science, University of Baghdad.

2 college education university of Al-anbar


This study was conducted to investigate the adverse effect of whey protein supplement taken by athletes on some biochemical parameters which include B.urea, creatinine, uric acid and lipids profile, LDH enzyme and C-reactive protein. Seventy-five Blood sample were collected from athletes whose take supplements of whey protein (experiment group), and twenty five blood sample of athletes who don’t take the supplement (control group), for the period from December 2016 to June 2017. The results show a significant increase (P < 0.05) in the levels of uric acid, serum creatinine and blood urea as compared with control group. On the other hand, the results show a significant increase (P < 0.05) in the levels of triglycerides (TG) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in experimental group as compared with the control group, while no significant increase in the level of cholesterol , HDL and LDL in the experimental group as compared with the control group. Finally , the results demonstrate a significant increase (P < 0.05) in the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) activity of experimental group compared with control group. It was concluded from this study that whey protein supplement had an adverse effect on the level of uric acid, B.urea, creatinine, triglycerides, LDH enzyme, C-reactive protein.

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