High density lipoprotein cholesterol following anaerobic swimming in trained swimmers

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 1993 Jun;33(2):200-2.


HDL-C, LDL-C, total cholesterol and glycerol were determined in venous blood of 10 male trained swimmers at rest and following 100-m anaerobic swimming. When compared to rest levels, the peak HDL-C and glycerol concentrations were significantly enhanced following anaerobic swim test (p < 0.01). However, peak LDL-C and total cholesterol after anaerobic swim were not significantly increased compared with the rest level. The present data demonstrated that the anaerobic swimming induces an increase in HDL-C metabolism, suggesting that the anaerobic exercise per se was one reason for the elevated HDL-C levels.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anaerobic Threshold / physiology*
  • Cholesterol / blood
  • Cholesterol, HDL / blood*
  • Cholesterol, LDL / blood
  • Glycerol / blood
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Education and Training*
  • Rest / physiology
  • Swimming / physiology*


  • Cholesterol, HDL
  • Cholesterol, LDL
  • Cholesterol
  • Glycerol