Over the past years, we have been acquainted with the apparent benefits of following a healthy diet and performing routine exercise. It not only reduces functional decline among elderly cancer survivors, but also plays a crucial role in controlling diabetes. A latest research carried out by the Boston University suggests that moderate daily exercise and dietary control can reverse immune dysfunction among obese individuals.
In this investigation, diet-induced obese mice were segregated into four groups. The first cluster was formed by lean mice that were on a standard chow diet and the second included obese mice on a high fat diet. And while the third group encompassed obese mice on a high fat diet with a moderate exercise plan for four weeks, the last team comprised high fat diet mice that were given moderate exercise along with a four-week standard chow diet. Mice engaged in moderate daily exercise and dietary control seemingly displayed a considerable restoration of immune function.
Obese mice, on the other hand, allegedly witnessed damaged cytokines that were repaired and an improved ability to fight gum disease as measured by bone loss. In conclusion, Dr. Salomon Amar, senior investigator and colleagues mention that diet and exercise enhance markers of immune dysfunction as well as bone loss. It was suggested that an alteration in immune function is a predecessor to several diseases and a healthy diet along with moderate exercise can benefit such individuals.
The research is published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.