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Abstract Title:

Regular Practice of Moderate Physical Activity by Older Adults Ameliorates Their Anti-Inflammatory Status.

Abstract Source:

Nutrients. 2018 Nov 16 ;10(11). Epub 2018 Nov 16. PMID: 30453505

Abstract Author(s):

Miguel D Ferrer, Xavier Capó, Miquel Martorell, Carla Busquets-Cortés, Cristina Bouzas, Sandra Carreres, David Mateos, Antoni Sureda, Josep A Tur, Antoni Pons

Article Affiliation:

Miguel D Ferrer


A chronic inflammatory state is a major characteristic of the aging process, and physical activity is proposed as a key component for healthy aging. Our aim was to evaluate the body composition, hypertension, lipid profile, and inflammatory status of older adults, and these factors' association with physical activity. A total of 116 elderly volunteers were categorized into terciles of quantitative metabolic equivalents of task (MET). Subjects in the first and third terciles were defined as sedentary and active subjects, respectively. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters, hemograms, and inflammatory markers were measured in plasma or peripheral mononuclear blood cells (PBMCs). The active groups exercised more than their sedentary counterparts. The practice of physical activity was accompanied by lower weight, fat mass, body mass index, and diastolic blood pressure when compared to a more sedentary life-style. Physical activity also lowered the haematocrit and total leukocyte, neutrophil, and lymphocyte counts. The practice of exercise induced a decrease in the IL-6 circulating levels and the TLR2 protein levels in PBMCs, while the expression of the anti-inflammatory IL-10 was activated in active subjects. The regular practice of physical activity exerts beneficial effects on body composition and the anti-inflammatory status of old people.

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