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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030811.

Effects of Long-Term Physical Dance Exercise on Serum Immunoglobulin and T Lymphocyte Subsets in Middle-Aged and Elderly People


Li Jianhui1, Miao Miao1, Li Xuwu2*

Corresponding Author:
Li Xuwu

1 Physical Education Department, Guangzhou Vocational College of Technology & Business, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
2 Physical Education Department, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou Guangdong, 510420, China
*Corresponding Author


This study explored the effect of long-term aerobic dance exercise on serum immunoglobulin and T lymphocyte subsets in middle-aged and elderly people. 16 healthy middle-aged and elderly people volunteered to participate in the experiment, 8 subjects performed 3 times exercises per week, and 8 subjects performed 5 times exercises per week, each exercise time was 60 minutes. After 12 weeks, the changes of serum immunoglobulin IgG, IgA, IgM and T lymphocyte subsets were observed after participating in sports dance exercises. In the present pilot study, we found that , the serum immunoglobulin IgG of subjects who performed 3 times a week and 5 times a week significantly increased (P<0.01), and CD4+, CD4+/CD8+ all increased significantly (P<0.05), and the increase in serum index of the group who exercised 5 times a week was relatively high. But compared with the exercise 3 times a week, there was no significant difference between the groups (P>0.05). The serum IgA and IgM in both groups only showed an increasing trend, while CD8+ decreased slightly (P>0.05). The 12-week sports dance exercise can significantly increase the ratio of serum immunoglobulin IgG content and serum CD4+/CD8+ in healthy middle-aged and elderly people, and improve the immune function of the body. It seems that the effect of the exercise on the group who did it 5 times per week is better.


Sports dance, Middle-aged and elderly people, Serum immunoglobulin, T lymphocyte subsets

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Li Jianhui, Miao Miao, Li Xuwu. Effects of Long-Term Physical Dance Exercise on Serum Immunoglobulin and T Lymphocyte Subsets in Middle-Aged and Elderly People. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 116-122. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030811.


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