Effects of an Acute Bout of Resistance Training on Leukocyte and Leukocyte Subset Response in Breast Cancer Survivors Public Deposited

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  • Graff, Rachel Marissa
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the immune response to a single bout of moderate-intensity resistance training in breast cancer survivors (BCS). BCS (n=4) and healthy controls (n=8) completed an exercise session consisting of 3 sets of 10 repetitions at 70% of one repetition-maximum on leg press, lateral pull down, leg extension, and seated row performed in a circuit fashion. Blood samples taken at baseline, immediately post (0h post), 2-hours post (2h post), and 24-hours post (24h post) exercise were assessed for total leukocyte, granulocyte, lymphocyte, and monocyte cell counts. Percent change (%Δ) scores from baseline-0h post, baseline-2h post, and baseline-24h post were compared using mixed-model ANOVAs between groups and indicated that there were no significant differences between total leukocytes (p=0.560), granulocytes (p=0.239), lymphocytes (p=0.257), or monocytes (p=0.721) at any point. Results suggest BCS and controls exhibit similar immune responses to an acute bout of resistance training.
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  • Battaglini, Claudio L.
  • Master of Arts
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