Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Tai Chi Exercise Increases SOD Activity and Total Antioxidant Status in Saliva and Is Linked to an Improvement of Periodontal Disease in the Elderly

Table 1

Biochemical parameters of the study population by group.

Control   Tai Chi  
BaselineSix monthsBaselineSix months

HbA1c (%)6.56 ± 1.808.96 ± 2.48.09 ± 2.27.29 ± 2.3
Cholesterol (mg/dL)213.3 ± 39.2209.6 ± 29.4212.6 ± 44.2209.5 ± 36.6
Triglycerides (mg/dL)175.1 ± 38.5207.6 ± 41.9160.8 ± 76.4195.8 ± 130
HDL (mg/dL)39.33 ± 8.0240.33 ± 3.544.375 ± 9.652.70 ± 11.98
Albumin (g/dL)4.76 ± 0.054.77 ± 0.124.75 ± 0.204.69 ± 0.25

Values are means ± SE. ANOVA . HbA1c: glycosylated hemoglobin; HDL: High-density lipoproteins.