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The effect of a treadmill exercise on cortisol and testosterone levels in male rats due to the stress of separation from mother
Atena Yazdanshenas 1, Maghsoud Peeri
1- , atena_yazdanshenas@yahoo.com
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Introduction and Aims: Having a long-term stress hormones in the womb, infancy, childhood, adulthood and aging on brain structure affects Mental health is impaired 
Methods and Materials: In the present study, 48 male rats were selected as subjects and separated from their mothers from 2 to 14 days for 180 minutes. Then, to determine the experimental and control groups, on the 21st day, these randomly assigned random variables were divided into 3 groups. The groups included control, with stress separated from the mother, Treadmill workout. The first group experienced maternal separation from 2 to 14 days, and the control group was kept from the beginning with the mother. The training groups also started Treadmill workout on the 21st birthday. The testosterone and cortisol levels of all groups were measured and the data were statistically analyzed by T and ANOVA methods at a significant level (P< 0.05).
Results: The results showed that maternal stress severity significantly increased cortisol levels and decreased testosterone levels. On the other hand exercise, in comparison with the stress group, has increased testosterone levels and significantly reduced cortisol levels.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that exercise, during adolescence, reduced stress and decreased depression and anxiety behaviors in adulthood.
Keywords: Testosterone, Cortisol, treadmill, maternal seperation, Rat
Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2018/01/9 | Accepted: 2019/01/5
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