Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

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 2

Oxidative stress markers, baseline, and postintervention by group.

Control 
Tai Chi 
BaselineSix months BaselineSix months

TAS (mmol/L)0.72 ± 0.350.62 ± 0.290.53 ± 0.330.70 ± 0.35*
SOD (UI/L)2.63 ± 1.82.33 ± 1.11.62 ± 0.832.79 ± 1.6
Lipoperoxides (μmol/L)0.14 ± 0.14 0.08 ± 0.090.11 ± 0.070.14 ± 0.09

Values are means ± SE. Repeated measures analysis of variance ; . TAS: total antioxidant status, SOD: superoxide dismutase.