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

研究成果: Article査読

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抄録

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.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1-15
ページ数15
ジャーナルJournal of Women and Aging
DOI
出版ステータスAccepted/In press - 2017 4 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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