Monday , June 21 2021

A hot bath can improve inflammation, metabolism – The Shillong Times

If you can not do it, you can not do it, hot water treatment can help you improve your inflammation, and blood sugar levels, especially in overweight men, suggest new research. Physical tension, such as exercise, can increase the level of inflammatory chemical compound (IL-6), which activates the release of anti-inflammatory substances in the fight against an unhealthy inflammation, referred to as chronic low-grade inflammation. However, immersion in hot water can "improve aspects of the inflammatory profile and increase glucose metabolism in sedentary, overweight men and can have an effect on improving metabolic health in populations that are unable to meet current physical activity recommendations," said researchers, including Christof Andreas Leicht at the University of Loughborough in Great Britain. In a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, the team included a group of sedentary, overweight men who took part in both immersion in hot water and at room temperature (controls) separated by at least three days. In a test for hot water, volunteers sat down on their necks in water at 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The research team measured the heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature of men every 15 minutes in both control and immersion conditions. Blood samples were collected again two hours after each session. The researchers found that a single immersion session in hot water raises the level of IL-6 in the blood and increases nitric oxide production, but does not change the heat shock protein expression 72 – another protein suggested to be important for health. However, a two-week treatment period in which men took part in daily hot water baths showed a reduction in blood sugar and fasting insulin, as well as an improvement in low-grade inflammation at rest. (IANS)

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