Aerobic training program is associated with improved systemic inflammation in smokers

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Aerobic training program is associated with improved systemic inflammation in smokers

Behbudi Laleh, Rohani Aliakbar, Jafari Rafat, Kaboli Mohamadzaman
Int. J. Biosci.3( 4), 222-227, April 2013.
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It was reported that smoker individuals are more prone to systemic inflammation than non-smokers. The objective of this study was to determine serum TNF-α response to a long term aerobic training in smoker men. For this purpose, thirty middle-aged healthy smokers selected for participate in this study and were divided into control and exercise groups by randomly. All subjects in exercise group were completed three months aerobic exercise training for 3 times weekly and the subjects of control group were banned on any regular training in this period. Anthropometrical and serum TNF-α were measured before and after this program in two groups. Student’s t-tests for paired samples were performed to determine whether there were significant within-group changes in the outcomes. At baseline there were no differences in the anthropometrical and biochemical parameters between the two groups. Compared to pre-training, the TNF-α level decreased significantly after aerobic program in exercise group, but not in control group. Anthropometrics variables decreased significantly after exercise intervention in exercise groups. Based on these finding, we can say that regular exercise training is associated with improved systemic inflammation in smoker men


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