The Effects of 12week Line Dance on dementia and Aging-related factors in Elderly Women

12주간 라인댄스가 노인여성의 치매 및 노화관련인자에 미치는 영향

  • kim, Ji-won (Department of sport science, Hanyang University) ;
  • soon, A-rum (Department of sport science, Hanyang University) ;
  • Kim, Chan-hoi (Department of sport science, Hanyang University)
  • 김지원 (한양대학교 스포츠과학과) ;
  • 순아름 (한양대학교 스포츠과학과) ;
  • 김찬회 (한양대학교 스포츠과학과)
  • Received : 2019.03.27
  • Accepted : 2019.06.20
  • Published : 2019.06.28


This study was conducted on elderly women in their 60s and 70s, and the results of the study were as follows when line dancing for 60 minuctes every three times a week for 12 weeks on dementia and aging-related hormones. After 12 weeks of line dancing programs, BDNF, DHEA-s, and estrogen increased, but no statistically significant differences with control groups emerged. In addition, after 12 weeks of line dancing, Apolipoprotein B decreased in line dancing group but showed no statistically significant difference from control group. Although significant differences between groups were not identified in the results of this study, positive effects on preventing and aging of dementia were identified in the group applying the line dance program, and further studies considering the new target and hign kinetic strength, frequency, time, and athletic genre are needed to identify the distinct effects of line dancing in the future.


Line dance;Elderly women;BDNF;DHEA-s;Estrogen;Apolipoprotein B

Table 1. Physical characteristics of subjects

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Table 2. 12-Week line dance exercise program

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Table 3. Results of BDNF before and after 12-week line dance exercise program

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Table 4. Results of DHEA-S before and after 12-week line dance exercise program

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Table 5. Results of Estradiol(E2) before and after 12-week line dance exercise program

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Table 6. Results of Apolipoprotein B before and after 12-week line dance exercise

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