Impact of physical exercise on peripheral platelet count

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Impact of physical exercise on peripheral platelet count

Shaugfta Aara, Meenakshi Sharma, Sumaira Chowdhary, Farooq Ahmad Mir, Mehbooba Rasool and Rubiyia Ryhan


Background: The beneficial effect of regular exercise on physical fitness is well documented. There is also evidence that acute and chronic exercise affect platelet activation in different ways. Few studies are available on effect of exercise on platelets function. Therefore, present work has been undertaken to study the effect of exercise on platelets. Objective: Effect of exercise on peripheral platelet count. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 40 healthy female subjects in the age group of 22-29. Samples for platelet counts were obtained prior to training and after 12 wk. Data obtained was compiled using computer software MS Excel for Windows. Statistically significant differences among quantitative variables were evaluated by Independent t-test and with the help of SPSS software (version 20). A p-value less than 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Conclusion: According to results of present study platelet count was found to be increased after exercise.

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