Endocrine Respone against Exercise Challenge
Principal Investigator: Dr Shiow-Chwen Tsai
Mailing Address: Laboratory of Endocrinology, 101 Jhongcheng Rd. Sec. 2, Shihlin District, Taipei, Taiwan 111.
Research Interest: The function of endocrine glands was modulated by exercise. The Laboratory of Exercise Endocrinology has demonstrated that exhaustive exercise and glucose tolerance impairment reduced plasma testosterone secretion, and the administration of Codonopsis pilosula (danseng) improved the restoration of reproductive function, such as production of testosterone, count and activity of sperm. Our result also reveals that the glucose tolerance impairment-induced oxidative damage can be substantially suppressed in testicular and epididymis tissue in the animals which was supplemented with danseng for 4 weeks. We also study the effect of exercise intervention on hormones release and prevention of stroke in community-dwelling elders. We consider that exercise might be an important modulator to regulate the hormonal secretion and function, and this is also crucial for the individual health.