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Comparison of Aquatic Exercise Program and Vitamin D Supplementation on Vitamin D and hs-CRP Serum Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Soleyman Ansari Kolachahi , Zahra Hojjati Zidashti , Alireza Elmieh , Elham Bidabadi
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Introduction: Previous studies have shown that levels of vitamin D in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are lower than normal ones and it has a reverse relationship with hs-CRP serum levels. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of two methods of vitamin D supplementation and aquatic exercise training on vitamin D and hs-CRP serum levels in children with ASD.
Materials and methods: In this study, 30 boys with autism spectrum disorder in Rasht with an average age of 10.45 ± 2.83 were voluntarily selected and randomly divided into three groups of supplementation (N=10), aquatic exercise (N=10) and control groups (N=10). Participants in the supplementary group orally received vitamin D supplementation (50,000 units) for ten weeks, once a week. Aquatic exercise group received aquatic exercise training for ten weeks, 60 min/ 2 sessions per week. Serum levels of vitamin D and hs-CRP were measured before and after 10 weeks. For data analysis, ANCOVA was used at the level of p<0.05 and SPSS software, version 21 was utilized.
Results: Both ten weeks aquatic exercise and supplementary improved serum levels of hs-CRP in children with autism (p <0.05); However, only vitamin D supplementation improved vitamin D serum levels (p <0.05) and aquatic exercise intervention had no significant effect on vitamin D levels.
Conclusion: Aquatic exercise and vitamin D supplementation, as low-cost therapies can reduce the level of hs-CRP and improve the serum level of vitamin D in children with ASD.
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, High sensitive C-reactive protein, Vitamin D supplementation, aquatic exercise
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Phiziuology varzeshi
Received: 2018/10/17 | Accepted: 2019/02/4
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