Table 3

 Changes in lymphocyte subpopulations after the tai chi chuan exercise programme

Lymphocyte subpopulationBeforeAfterp Value
Values presented are mean (SE) (n  =  37). p Values were analysed by paired t test.
Lymphocyte subpopulations were assessed by flow cytometry with dual staining techniques.
CD4 (cells/mm3)831.5 (59.9)842.5 (52.4)0.819
CD8 (cells/mm3)588.6 (41.5)582.0 (48.2)0.937
CD4:CD8 ratio1.5 (0.1)1.6 (0.1)0.050
CD4CD25 (cells/mm3)133.9 (12.5)170.3 (13.6)0.015