Research on How 24 Weeks of Taijiquan Exercises Affect the Elderly People's Peripheral Blood T Lymphocyte Subgroups and NK Cells
Available Online August 2013.
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- Taijiquan; T lymphocyte subgroups; NK cells; immunity
- Aims: The research discusses how Taijiquan exercises affect human peripheral Blood T lymphocyte subgroups and NK cells. Methods: Firstly, select 100 elderly citizens, excluding those who have a long exercise history and those who suffer serious organic diseases. Among these 100 subjects, 30 are males with the average age of 61.6±3.8 years old and 70 females with the average age of 58.5±4.1 years old. Secondly, divide them into two groups, one of which is the experimental group and the other of blank group. People of the experimental group are expected to do Taijiquan exercise 4 times a week for 24 weeks in all . Results: The CD8+ of the male subjects in the experimental group decreases sharply with very significant distinction(P<0.01), while the CD4+/ CD8+ ratio increases with significant distinction(P<0.05); for female ones, the activity of NK cells and the number of CD4+ augment with significant distinction(P<0.05), while the CD8+ decreases, leading to the increase of CD4+/ CD8+ ratio with very significant distinction(P<0.01). Conclusions: 24 weeks of " Health Qigong•Five-Animal Exercises" will contribute to strengthening natural immunity through improving the NK cell activity.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanqun Wang PY - 2013/08 DA - 2013/08 TI - Research on How 24 Weeks of Taijiquan Exercises Affect the Elderly People's Peripheral Blood T Lymphocyte Subgroups and NK Cells BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Workshop on Computer Science in Sports PB - Atlantis Press SP - 103 EP - 104 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwcss-13.2013.27 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwcss-13.2013.27 ID - Wang2013/08 ER -