anels to assess cholesterol levels.
Certainly, thats being done in the cardiovascular disease realm, but I think (it may be effectively used as a monitor) for other diseases, such as Alzheimers, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, he said.
Woods said the main question motivating the current research was, What factors are related to CRP in the elderly?
Weve known that as people age, their CRP levels go up, Vieira said. Thats one of the reasons why older individuals are more prone to develop inflammation-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. So we just wanted to look at whats predicting those levels of CRP in an average older population that is relatively healthy.
Perhaps the most notable result of the study, according to the researchers, relates to heart-rate recovery following exercise.
The quicker the individuals were able to get back to their resting heart rate after a strenuous exercise test was inversely related to their CRP, Vieira said. In other words, individuals who had better parasympathetic tone had lower levels of inflammation.
And the reason were excited about this is that exercise is a great way to improve parasympathetic tone. When you exercise that is the sympathetic/parasympathetic communication your sympathetic goes up, and when you stop exercising, your parasympathetic kicks in to bring you back to normal. An untrained person will take a while to get their heart rate back down to resting. A trained persons heart rate will come back down very quickly.
The cross-sectional study focused on baseline test results from 132 sedentary, independently living individuals aged 60 to 83 (47 males; 85 females) who had been recruited to participate in the Immune Function Intervention Trial (ImFIT), a randomized longitudinal trial designed by Woods and funded by the National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between exercise and immune functPage: 1 2 3 4 Related medicine news :1
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