Increased serum creatine kinase after exercise: A sex-linked phenomenon

Jack B. Shumate, Michael H. Brooke, James E. Carroll, James E. Davis

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The effect of 2 hours of exercise on the serum creatine kinase (CK) level was investigated in 11 men and 9 women. The mean increase of CK 24 hours after exercise was significantly greater in men. The relative lack of CK elevation in women may: (1) indicate that female muscle is less susceptible to damage by adverse factors; and (2) explain discrepancies in previous reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-904
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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