Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Time Course of C-Reactive Protein Following Vigorous Aerobic Exercise

Presenter Information

Chaise WarrFollow

Class

Article

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Faculty Mentor

Dale Wagner

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Time Course of C-reactive Protein Following Vigorous Aerobic Exercise Chaise Warr, Student Researcher Dale R. Wagner, PhD, Faculty Mentor Abstract C - reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation in the body. Strenuous exercise results in micro-tears to muscle tissue. These tears cause mild soreness and inflammation. The purpose of the study was to determine if CRP levels increase following vigorous aerobic exercise, and if they do in fact reach a maximum level following vigorous aerobic exercise. Sixteen subjects (5 male, 11 female), ages 32.6 ± 10.6 years were recruited to the study. The participants were asked to abstain from any vigorous activity for 12 hours period prior to their scheduled session. Participants rode a mechanically-braked cycle ergometer as hard as possible for 20 minutes. Blood was drawn from the antecubital vein at baseline (0 time), immediately post-exercise, and 24 hour post-exercise. CRP measures were made employing a bead-based assay (Millipore). A repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine if there was a significant mean difference between the three time measures (baseline, immediate post-exercise, and 24 hour post-exercise) for CRP. The three measurements (baseline CRP = 0.43 ± 0.36, immediate post-exercise CRP = 0.44 ± 0.36, 24 hour post-exercise CRP = 0.45 ± 0.41) were not significantly different (F2,30 = 0.209, p = 0.672). It can be concluded from the research that CRP levels in the blood did not experience a significant rise in response to vigorous aerobic exercise.

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4-9-2015 10:30 AM

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Time Course of C-Reactive Protein Following Vigorous Aerobic Exercise

Time Course of C-reactive Protein Following Vigorous Aerobic Exercise Chaise Warr, Student Researcher Dale R. Wagner, PhD, Faculty Mentor Abstract C - reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation in the body. Strenuous exercise results in micro-tears to muscle tissue. These tears cause mild soreness and inflammation. The purpose of the study was to determine if CRP levels increase following vigorous aerobic exercise, and if they do in fact reach a maximum level following vigorous aerobic exercise. Sixteen subjects (5 male, 11 female), ages 32.6 ± 10.6 years were recruited to the study. The participants were asked to abstain from any vigorous activity for 12 hours period prior to their scheduled session. Participants rode a mechanically-braked cycle ergometer as hard as possible for 20 minutes. Blood was drawn from the antecubital vein at baseline (0 time), immediately post-exercise, and 24 hour post-exercise. CRP measures were made employing a bead-based assay (Millipore). A repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine if there was a significant mean difference between the three time measures (baseline, immediate post-exercise, and 24 hour post-exercise) for CRP. The three measurements (baseline CRP = 0.43 ± 0.36, immediate post-exercise CRP = 0.44 ± 0.36, 24 hour post-exercise CRP = 0.45 ± 0.41) were not significantly different (F2,30 = 0.209, p = 0.672). It can be concluded from the research that CRP levels in the blood did not experience a significant rise in response to vigorous aerobic exercise.