Anti-inflammatory effects of exercise training on Tumor necrosis factor-alpha in obese women

img_what_does_an_elevated_lymphocyte_count_mean_7792_origMona Sarhadi, Ali Khorjahani, Zabihallah Naghiloo, Ghanbari Shahpour

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Takestan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Takestan, Iran

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran

Key words: Aerobic training, obesity, cytokine.


In this study, In order to investigate whether 6 weeks aerobic training can lead to improve inflammation profile in obese men. Thirty healthy adult obese women (30 ≤ BMI ≤ 36) divided into exercise or control group by randomly. Aerobic exercise program lasted 6 weeks (3 times weekly). Pre and post training of blood samples were obtained of each participant of two groups after a overnight between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Measurements of anthropometry parameters were also performed before and the end of aerobic program. cytokineStudent’s t-tests for paired samples were performed to determine whether there were signigcant within-group changes in the outcomes. Aerobic training program resulted in significant decrease in weight, BMI, body fat percentage and serum TNF-a in exercise group but these markers remained without change in control group. These findings highlight the importance of anti-inflammatory property of exercise training particularly after weight loss in obese subjects.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 4, Number 2, February 2014 – JBES

Published By: Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)

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