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

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

Mona Sarhadi, Ali Khorjahani, Zabihallah Naghiloo, Ghanbari Shahpour
J. Bio. Env. Sci.4( 2), 141-147, February 2014.
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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. Student’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.


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