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Exercise, inflammation and aging.
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PMID:  22500274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Aging results in chronic low grade inflammation that is associated with increased risk for disease, poor physical functioning and mortality. Strategies that reduce age-related inflammation may improve the quality of life in older adults. Regular exercise is recommended for older people for a variety of reasons including increasing muscle mass and reducing risk for chronic diseases of the heart and metabolic systems. Only recently has exercise been examined in the context of inflammation. This review will highlight key randomized clinical trial evidence regarding the influence of exercise training on inflammatory biomarkers in the elderly. Potential mechanisms will be presented that might explain why exercise may exert an anti-inflammatory effect.
Authors:
Jeffrey A Woods; Kenneth R Wilund; Stephen A Martin; Brandon M Kistler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aging and disease     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2152-5250     ISO Abbreviation:  Aging Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-13     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101540533     Medline TA:  Aging Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL, 61801, USA.
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