Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

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 3

Inflammatory markers, baseline, and postintervention by group.

Control 
Tai Chi 
BaselineSix monthsBaselineSix months

TNF-α (pg/mL)2.004 ± 1.505.325 ± 2.230.5119 ± 0.0094.2410 ± 0.435
IL-1β (pg/mL) 1180.18 ± 2441353.37 ± 176783.62 ± 174.9624.97 ± 196.7*
IL-6 (pg/mL)20.80 ± 5.0159.45 ± 13.818.66 ± 7.254.76 ± 1.93
IL-8 (pg/mL)3560.53 ± 8093215.66 ± 2604971.24 ± 8352252.42 ± 330
IL-10 (pg/mL)3.15 ± 0.660.25 ± 0.210.21 ± 2.52.9 ± 1.5

Values are means ± SE. Repeated measures analysis of variance ; . TNF-α: tumor necrosis factor alpha; IL-1β: interleukin 1β; IL-6: interleukin 6; IL-8: interleukin 8; IL-10: interleukin 10.