The effect of 8 weeks aerobic training on the level ICAM-1 and IL-6 in middle-aged women
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Introduction: Inflammatory factors are one of the most important factors in the health of humans. Increasing these factors causes cardiovascular disease. This study was carried out considering that cardiovascular disease is a threat to the health of the community. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aerobic training on the level of ICAM-1 and IL-6 among middle-aged women. In this study, we want to understand the effect of aerobic training on this inflammatory factor. This is an applied research whose data is collected by field method.
Methodology: 25 healthy women were selected without any specific disease history, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood lipids, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and 12 member control and 13 member experimental groups. The experimental group participated in an intensive aerobic exercise program (50-75% of maximal heart rate) for 8 weeks, 3 sessions per week and 60 minutes each session. Blood samples were taken from both groups in order to measure the factors. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, using inferential statistics of the Kolomogrov-Smirnov test and Student's t-test.
Results: At the end of the training period, the level of ICAM-1 and IL-6 in the experimental group significantly decreased compared to the control group (p <0.005).
Discussion: The results of this study showed that the level of ICAM-1 and IL-6 decreased significantly after 8 weeks of aerobic training. This contributes to the development of atherosclerotic plaques. An increase in the base level of intercellular adhesion molecules is known to be a risk factor for coronary artery disease.