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Hypoglycemic and antioxidant effect of Tai chi exercise training in older adults with metabolic syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, April 2018
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Title
Hypoglycemic and antioxidant effect of Tai chi exercise training in older adults with metabolic syndrome
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, April 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s157584
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Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez, Taide Laurita Arista-Ugalde, Juana Rosado-Pérez, Mirna Ruiz-Ramos, Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio

Abstract

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Tai chi (TC) exercise training in healthy older adults has been demonstrated. However, there are no studies on this effect in older adults with metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aim of this study was to determine the effect of TC exercise on oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in older adults with MetS. A quasi-experimental study was carried out with a sample of 110 older sedentary volunteers with clinical diagnoses of MetS: (i) a control group, n = 50, of individuals who do not participate in physical exercise, of which 37 fulfilled the entire study protocol, and (ii) an experimental group, n = 60, of subjects enrolled in a TC exercise training program (eight-form easy), 5 days a week for 6 months, in sessions of 50 min, under the supervision of a qualified instructor, of which 48 fulfilled the entire study protocol. We measured in both groups (pre- and post-intervention) the following cardiovascular parameters: resting heart rate (RHR), diastolic and systolic blood pressure (DBP and SBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), RHR-SBP product, RHR-MAP product; glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c); oxidative stress markers (superoxide dismutase, total antioxidant status, thiobarbituric acid reacting substances, and oxidative stress score); and inflammation markers (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10). A statistically significant decrease in HbA1c concentration was observed in the TC group compared with the control group (p < 0.05). This group also showed a statistically significant increase in TAS and a decrease in the oxidative stress score (p < 0.05). We did not observe changes in the cardiovascular parameters (RHR, DBP, SBP, MAP, RHR-SBP product, and RHR-MAP product) in the TC experimental group compared to the control group. Our findings suggest that the practice of TC exercise has an antioxidative and hypoglycemic effect in the elderly with MetS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 12%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 14 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 24%
Sports and Recreations 5 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Psychology 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 16 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2018.
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#9,728,943
of 16,484,804 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#847
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#148,590
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#27
of 41 outputs
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