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The Effects of Consuming 6 Weeks of Beetroot Juice (Beta vulgaris L.) on Hematological Parameters in Female Soccer Players

Maryam Lotfi 1 , Mohammad Azizi 1 , * , Worya Tahmasbi 1 and Parviz Bashiri 2
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1 Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Article information
  • Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: September 2018, 22 (3); e82300
  • Published Online: November 12, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 17, 2018
  • Revised: September 4, 2018
  • Accepted: September 11, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/jkums.82300

To Cite: Lotfi M, Azizi M, Tahmasbi W, Bashiri P. The Effects of Consuming 6 Weeks of Beetroot Juice (Beta vulgaris L.) on Hematological Parameters in Female Soccer Players , J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2018 ; 22(3):e82300. doi: 10.5812/jkums.82300.

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