Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

Biochemical factors relevant to kidney functions among Jordanian top athletes

A. Baniata1, K. Manse2*, T. Aburjai3, S. Adeeb1 and M. Al-Gazzawi3
1Faculty of Physical Education, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. 2Faculty of Science, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan. 3Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 February 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009


The aim of this research was to examine the biochemical factors related to kidney functions such as glucose, urea, creatinine, sodium and potassium levels among Jordanian top level athletes. Eighty athletes (67 males and 13 females) participated were chosen to take part in this study. The means height, weight, age, gender and Body Mass Index (BMI) were matched by a control group consist of 81 normal adolescents. Data were analyzed using SPSS package two-sample t-test, ANOVA and Scheffe post hoc test for the significant physiological variables The results showed that the levels of serum urea, creatinine and potassium in Jordanian top athletes were statistically significantly higher than the control group (p<0.05). Our finding indicates that a significant difference in correlation between BMI and creatinine were observed in the experimental group. We concluded that the most abnormalities observed on routine biochemical screening in top Jordanian athletes are of no clinical significance.


Key words: Athletes, urea, creatinine, hyperkalaemia, hypokalaemia, hypornatraemia, hypernatraemia.