Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 3 - 2021
Effect of Ascorbic Acid Enriched Drink on Intraocular Pressure among Weightlifters
Rida Farrukh1, Maham Fatima1, Momina Sajjad1, Fatima Iqbal2* and Abdullah Salik3
1Doctor of Optometry, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2School of Optometry, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
3National Institute of Food Sciences and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Fatima Iqbal, School of Optometry, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Received: October 27, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021


Purpose: To find the effect of ascorbic acid on Intra-ocular pressure (IOP) among weightlifters before and during exercise. And after intake of ascorbic acid enriched drink.

Methods: This comparative cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2019 to May 2020 at Fitness Centers of Pakistan (Be fit gym, Al-fahad gym, Smarts health and fitness club, Golds gym). 90 males were included from age 18 to 35 years by purposive sampling. Group 1: Control group of 30 weightlifters. Group 2: Further divided into 2 sub-groups Case I 500 mg/250 mL and Case II 400 mg/250 mL (30 in each). In Case I we have given High concentration of ascorbic acid enriched drink (500 mg/250 mL) to 30 weightlifters. In Case II we have taken Low concentration of ascorbic acid enriched drink (400 mg/250 mL) to 30 weightlifters. The data was collected by self-designed performa. Data were analysed by using Paired t-test and Repeated measure ANOUVA test using latest version SPSS software.

Results: IOP was found significantly increased (P = 0.000) during exercise with the average mean ± S.D of 21.866 ± 0.9732 and significantly reduced (P = 0.002) after 5 minutes of having ascorbic acid enriched drink with the average mean of 13.60 ± 1.734 and is seen more promising in younger group (20 - 25 years). IOP was again assessed after 6 hours of intake of drink and still had stable results with the average mean of 20.80 ± 0.925.

Conclusion: There was significant difference of IOP measured during exercise and after intake of ascorbic acid enriched drink. The result concluded that IOP got reduced after intake of ascorbic acid enriched drink.


Keywords: Ascorbic Acid; Intraocular Pressure; Weightlifters


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