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The effects of a formal exercise training programme on salivary hormone concentrations and body composition in previously sedentary aging men.
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PMID:  23396630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Alteration in body composition, physical function, and substrate metabolism occur with advancing age. These changes may be attenuated by exercise. This study examined whether twenty eight, previously sedentary males (62.5 ± 5.3 years of age; body mass of 89.7 ± 16.4 kg) adhering to the ACSM minimum guidelines for aerobic exercise for six weeks would improve exercise capabilities, body composition and salivary hormone profiles. After six weeks of adhering to the guidelines, salivary testosterone and vo(2max) (absolute and relative) increased (p < 0.05), whilst body fat percentage and body mass decreased (p < 0.05). Peak power output, fat free mass and cortisol values were not significantly different. Interestingly, salivary testosterone correlated inversely with body fat percentage (R(2) = .285, p = 0.011). These results suggest that despite previous inactivity, older males can achieve improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition and anabolism by adhering to simple lifestyle changes.
Lawrence D Hayes; Fergal M Grace; Nick Sculthorpe; Peter Herbert; John Wt Ratcliffe; Liam P Kilduff; Julien S Baker
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  SpringerPlus     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2193-1801     ISO Abbreviation:  Springerplus     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101597967     Medline TA:  Springerplus     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  18     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland ; School of Human Sciences, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB UK.
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