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Research Article

Effects of 8-Week Hatha Yoga Training on Metabolic and Inflammatory Markers in Healthy, Female Chinese Subjects: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Figure 3

Reduced secretion of IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-1β from cultured whole blood ex vivo after yoga training. Whole blood was collected at baseline and after yoga; then blood was diluted and cultured at 24-well plates under identical culture conditions. Supernatants were centrifuged and collected at 24 hr for the measurement of IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-1β secretion via ELISA. There is significant reduction of IL-6 (a), TNF-α (b), and IL-1β (c) secretion after yoga compared to preyoga condition. Data are presented as mean + SEM (). versus preyoga training condition within the same treatment; versus control group at baseline level.

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