Meta-analysis of the Influence of then Elderly Regular Exercise on their Immunity

노인의 규칙적인 운동이 면역력에 미치는 영향의 메타분석

  • Jang, Tae-Yeong (Dept. of Physical Education, Cheongju educational university) ;
  • Chang, Bong-Woo (Dept. of Physical Education, Chungbuk National University)
  • 장태영 (청주교육대학교 체육교육과) ;
  • 장봉우 (충북대학교 체육교육과)
  • Received : 2017.03.17
  • Accepted : 2017.05.20
  • Published : 2017.05.28


This study aims to investigate how 65 years old and older men's regular exercise can affect their lymphocyte, monocyte, eosinophil, neutrophil, basophil, IgG, IgA, and IgM using meta-analysis of the related data from 8 literatures and 35 case studies which were published from 2002to 2012. The subjects with no regular exercise experience were selected for the analysis regarding the homogeneity of the background characteristics of elderly subjects. In addition, the exercise treatment was about 60 minutes per exercise three times a week for 12 to 24 weeks. Exercise intensity was a moderate aerobic exercise that the subject could endure. Regular exercise of the elderly had a mean effect size of 0.523 after the exercise. This means that immune variables before exercise increase by about 20% after regular exercise. Since regular exercise by the elderly activates the immune system, it has a beneficial effect on health.


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