BLOOD IMMUNE FUNCTION PARAMETERS IN RESPONSE TO COMBINED AEROBIC DANCE EXERCISE AND HONEY SUPPLEMENTATION IN ADULT WOMEN

Rahim, Marhasiyah and Foong, Kiew Ooi and Wan Abdul Hamid, Wan Zuraida (2016) BLOOD IMMUNE FUNCTION PARAMETERS IN RESPONSE TO COMBINED AEROBIC DANCE EXERCISE AND HONEY SUPPLEMENTATION IN ADULT WOMEN. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 6 (3). pp. 1-7.

[img] Text
1-s2.0-S2225411016300335-main(1).pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (395Kb) | Request a copy

Abstract

Abstract: To date, information on the effectiveness of combined aerobic dance exercise with honey supplementation on immune function in women is lacking. The present study investigated the effects of 8 weeks of combined aerobic dance exercise and honey supplementation on blood immune function parameters in adult women. In this study, forty four healthy sedentary women (25-40 year-old) were assigned into four groups with n=11 per group: : sedentary without supplementation control (Con), honey supplementation (H), aerobic dance exercise (D) and combined aerobic dance exercise with honey supplementation (HD) groups. Aerobic dance exercise was carried out for one hour per session, three sessions per week for eight weeks. Honey drink was consumed by H and HD groups, in a dosage of 20g of honey diluted in 300ml of plain water, consumed 7 days a week for 8 weeks. In HD group, the participants were required to consume honey drink 30 minutes before performing exercise. Before and after 8 weeks of experimental period, blood samples were taken to determine the concentrations of immune parameters which include full blood counts and immunophenotyping measurements. It was found that after 8 weeks of experimental period, there were statistically significant increases in T cytotoxic (CD8) (p<0.05) in HD group. Additionally, the percentages increase in total lymphocyte counts, T helper (CD4), and T cytotoxic (CD8) counts after 8 weeks were the highest in HD group among all the groups. As conclusion, combined aerobic dance and honey supplementation may have potential to enhance immune functions in women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Faculty / Institute: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Marhasiyah Rahim
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 07:47
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 07:47
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4951

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item