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Anti-inflammatory effect of aerobic program in obese men

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Sokhanguei Yahya, hajirasouli Masoud, Afsharmand Zohreh, Behbudi Laleh

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.2( 7), 32-37, July 2012


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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of exercise training on serum TNF-α levels obese men. For this purpose, twenty-eight obese sedentary males (age, 41 ± 5 years) were divided to exercise and control groups. Exercise groups underwent a 12-week aerobic exercise program, with a frequency of 3 d/wk and intensity corresponding to 60-80% of individual maximal heart rate and the control subjects were instructed to maintain their habitual activities. Bodyweight and other anthropometrical markers and serum TNF-α were measured before and after the 12 week intervention. Compared to pre-training, the TNF-α level decreased significantly after exercise program in the exercise, but not in the control groups. With aerobic exercise training, subjects in exercise group lost bodyweight, BMI and body fat percentage (p˂0.05). Based on these findings, we can say aerobic exercise is associated with low inflammation cytokine in obese men even.


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