Effect of low-versus high-intensity exercise training on biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in adolescents with obesity: A 6-month randomized exercise intervention study

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  • © 2018 Human Kinetics, Inc. Purpose: To investigate the effects of a low-versus high-intensity aerobic training on biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in adolescents with obesity. Methods: Sixty-two adolescents with obesity [age = 15 (14) y, body mass index = 34.87 (4.22) kg·m-2] were randomized to receive either a highintensity training (HIT, n = 31) or a low-intensity training (LIT, n = 31) for 24 weeks. All participants also received nutritional, psychological, and clinical counseling. Leptin, total and subtype leukocyte counts, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-6, myeloperoxidase, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 were obtained at baseline and after 24 weeks. Results: HIT reduced neutrophils [from 4.4 (1.9) to 3.6 (1.3) μL-1 × 103; P = .01] and monocytes [from 7.2 (2.5) to 5.2 (1.8) μL-1 × 102; P < .01], but LIT increased neutrophils [from 4.5 (1.7) to 5.2 (3.3) μL-1 × 103; P = .01]. Although tumor necrosis factor-alpha increased in LIT [from 13.3 (7.5) to 17.7 (10.8) pg·mL-1; P = .01], it decreased in HIT [from 12.4 (7.5) to 11.3 (6.2) pg·mL-1; P = .01]. No changes in leukocyte counts, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, and homeostasis assessment model for insulin resistance were observed. Conclusions: Both HIT and LIT improved the inflammatory profile. The study, however, indicated that the number of biomarkers and the magnitude of changes were higher in the HIT compared with LIT.
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  • Tenório TRS; Balagopal PB; Andersen LB; Ritti-Dias RM; Hill JO; Lofrano-Prado MC; Prado WL
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