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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Effect of a Community-Based, Primary Health Care Exercise Program on Inflammatory Biomarkers and Hormone Levels
Author(s): Papini, Camila Bosquiero
Nakamura, Priscila M
Zorzetto, Lucas P
Thompson, Janice L
Phillips, Anna C
Kokubun, Eduardo
Contact Email: a.c.whittaker@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Papini CB, Nakamura PM, Zorzetto LP, Thompson JL, Phillips AC & Kokubun E (2014) The Effect of a Community-Based, Primary Health Care Exercise Program on Inflammatory Biomarkers and Hormone Levels. Mediators of Inflammation, 2014 p. 7, Art. No.: 185707. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/185707
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of a community-based exercise program in primary care on inflammatory biomarkers and hormone levels. The 1-year quasiexperimental study involved 13 women (mean age = 56.8 ± 11.4 years) and it was developed in two basic health care units in Rio Claro City, Brazil. The physical exercise intervention was comprised of two, 60-minute sessions/week. The inflammatory biomarkers were measured at baseline, 6 months, and 1 year. Repeated measures ANOVA analyses indicated that the intervention was effective in reducing CRP and TNFα after 1 year compared to baseline and 6 months . There were no changes in IL10, IL6, and insulin after 1 year. However, leptin significantly increased at 1 year . The major finding of this study is that a community-based exercise program can result in a decrease or maintenance of inflammatory biomarkers after 1 year, and thus has the potential to be a viable public health approach for chronic disease prevention.
DOI Link: 10.1155/2014/185707
Rights: Copyright © 2014 Camila Bosquiero Papini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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