Daniel Tarmast1, Vahid Imanipour1, Mehdi Kasbparast JR2, Ali Sajedi1 and Korosh Morovatnya1

1Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Parand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Parand City, Tehran (Iran) 2Department of Sport Injury and Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Alborz (Iran)


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of endurance training on serum cytokine – interleukin IL-6 (IL-6) levels in adult asthma patients. For this purpose, pre and post aerobic training (3 times-weekly/ 3 months) blood samples were taken after overnight fast in 32 adult men with asthma patients that was randomly divided to exercise and control groups. Anthropometrical indexes were also monitored in two occasions. All data were compared by t - tests. At baseline, there were no differences in the serum IL-6, body weight and other anthropometrical indexes between the two groups. Compared to pre-training measurements, the IL-6 levels did not change significantly subsequent to the endurance training in both groups (p > 0.05). We observed a significant decrease in all anthropometrical indexes in the exercise group. Thus, we conclude that the endurance exercise activity has no effect on the systemic inflammation in asthma patients.

Key words : Asthma Patients, Endurance Exercise, IL-6.

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