The purpose of this study was to investigate the response between interleukin (IL)-6 and estradiol (E2) in pre and post-menopausal women. A total of twelve participants, six pre-menopausal, age 20.33 ± 0.52 (mean ± SD) years and six post-menopausal age 64 ± 3.27 years, took part in this study. The participants were asked to engage in a total of two training sessions. First session encompassed a familiarization of the equipment along with determining a ten-repetition max (RM) load. Individuals were asked to return for the second session on an established date. The exercise protocol consisted of three sets of ten repetitions which included leg press, chest press and back row at the pre-determined ten RM load. Intravenous blood samples were taken before, immediately post, one hour, twenty-four and forty-eight hours after exercise. These blood samples were then utilized to analyze plasma IL-6 and E2 levels. No statistically significant differences were found in E2 between pre and post-menopausal women (p = 0.554). No statistically significant differences were found in IL-6 between pre and post-menopausal women (p = 0.882). Thus, results suggest there is no response between IL-6 and E2. These findings may indicate the exercise protocol was not strenuous enough to elicit the desired response. It may also propose the two biological markers may not have the response noted in other studies.
|Advisor:||Schick, Evan E.|
|Commitee:||Cotter, Joshua A., Escobar, Kurt A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Kinesiology, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Acute resistance training, Estrogen, IL-6, Post-menopausal, Pre-menopausal|
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