Friday, April 11, 2014
Walking May Be an Effective Anti-Inflammatory Therapy for Patients with CKD
In an acute exercise study conducted in 15 patients with CKD, 30 minutes of walking improved the responsiveness of neutrophils to a bacterial challenge in the post exercise period. It also induced a systemic anti-inflammatory environment in the body. Additionally, in a regular exercise study, 6 months of regular walking (30 minutes/day, 5 times/week) reduced immune cell activation and markers of systemic inflammation in 20 CKD patients compared with another 20 CKD patients who did not increase their usual activity levels over the same period of time. The JASNstudy noted kidney function, proteinuria, and blood pressure were unaffected.