The Effect of Combined Exercise Training on Interleukin-6 Levels in Overweight Pregnant Women
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گروه فیزیولوژی ورزشی، دانشکده علوم انسانی، دانشگاه تربیت مدرس، تهران، ایران
Introduction: The beneficial effects of sports activities during pregnancy have been shown in various studies. Also, changes in immune system indices and inflammatory status during pregnancy in recent years have been considered. The anti-inflammatory effects of exercise have been shown in various studies, but their effects on pregnancy are unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a combined training in the second and third trimesters on the Interleukin-6 (IL-6) an an inflammatory cytokine in overweight pregnant women. Methods: 25 pregnant women participated in this study, 13 of whom performed 3 days of aerobic training and 2 days of resistance training. These women were evaluated at three times, late first trimester, late second trimester and late third trimester, and serum IL-6 levels was assessed by ELISA method. The statistical method of linear regression was used to evaluate the effect of exercise. Results: The results of this study showed the effect of combined exercise training on changes in IL-6 during pregnancy. Combined exercise reduced IL-6 levels in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Discussion & Conclusion: Considering the pro inflammatory effects of cytokine IL-6 and its reduction in the second and third trimesters, this reduction, especially in the third trimester of pregnancy, can confirm the anti-inflammatory effects of this model of exercise in pregnant women. Be weighty and lead the environment towards anti-inflammatory. However, the study of other inflammatory markers and immune system cells following exercise activity in pregnant mothers could be considered in future research.