High-intensity interval training reduces neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in persons with multiple sclerosis during inpatient rehabilitation

Niklas Joisten, Sebastian Proschinger, Annette Rademacher, Alexander Schenk, Wilhelm Bloch, Clemens Warnke, Roman Gonzenbach, Jan Kool, Jens Bansi, Philipp Zimmer

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Abstract

In persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is associated with disability status, symptomatology and disease activity. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) improves many symptoms in PwMS and may positively influence disease progression. Here, we present results from a randomized controlled trial during inpatient rehabilitation on immediate (single bout) and training (3-week intervention) effects of HIIT versus moderate continuous training on NLR and related cellular inflammation markers. Only HIIT reduced the NLR over the 3-week intervention period. These training effects might be due to repetitive inflammatory states with compensatory anti-inflammatory counterbalancing after each HIIT session.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMultiple Sclerosis Journal
ISSN1352-4585
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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