ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
The Effect of 12 Weeks of Aerobic Exercise
and Consumption of Nigella Sativa with
Honey on Interleukin-6 in Elderly men
1Reza Baharlooie*, 2Iman Zakavi, 3Maryam Panahizadeh,
1. MSc, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Khorasgan, Isfahan. Iran.
2. MSc, physical education and sports science, Payam Noor University, Iran.
3. MSc, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Khuzestan, Iran.
4. MSc, physical education and sports sciences, Payam Noor University, Iran.
Interleukin-6 (IL-6), is a proinflammatory cytokine circulating in the blood flow with a higher rate in elderly than in younger people. Observational studies have shown that among older people, increasing of physical activity has caused a reduction in IL-6 levels. In aerobic activity intervention studies, decreased in IL-6 has been observed (1). Nigella Sativa 2, a plant that treat many ailments such as colds, asthma, heart disease, digestive problems, diabetes, infections and many other items has been prescribed. In a number of articles of anti-inflammatory it’s strong and damper anti-inflammatory impact and safety has been noted, which works by inhibiting leukotrienes, inflammatory mediators and Postaglandies. Different properties of honey in eliminating a big range of microorganisms, anti-inflammatory effects and decreasing inflammation had caused its application in lots of medical fields. Studies have shown that using Nigella Sativa and honey could decrease infection and inflammation (2). Thus, according to separate effects of aerobic exercise, Nigella Sativa and honey on inflammation, in this study for
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