Yoga stretching for improving salivary immune function and mental stress in middle-aged and older adults

Nobuhiko Eda, Hironaga Ito, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Satomi Suzuki, Eunjae Lee, Takao Akama

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Abstract

Protection against age-related immune suppression is important in elderly individuals. This study determined the effect of yoga on mucosal immune function and mental stress. Saliva samples were collected from 23 adult women (age: 60.4 ± 10.4 years) before and after 90 minutes of yoga stretching or rest to measure secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA), cortisol, and testosterone. The SIgA concentration and secretion rate were significantly higher after yoga than before (p < .05). The cortisol concentration and secretion rate were lower and testosterone secretion rate higher after yoga (p < .05). Yoga stretching can reduce stress and enhance mucosal immune function in elderly women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017 Apr 2

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Keywords

  • Cortisol
  • elderly
  • secretory immunoglobulin A
  • testosterone
  • yoga

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Yoga stretching for improving salivary immune function and mental stress in middle-aged and older adults. / Eda, Nobuhiko; Ito, Hironaga; Shimizu, Kazuhiro; Suzuki, Satomi; Lee, Eunjae; Akama, Takao.

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Eda, Nobuhiko ; Ito, Hironaga ; Shimizu, Kazuhiro ; Suzuki, Satomi ; Lee, Eunjae ; Akama, Takao. / Yoga stretching for improving salivary immune function and mental stress in middle-aged and older adults. In: Journal of Women and Aging. 2017 ; pp. 1-15.
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