The effect of resistance and combined exercise on visfatin levels in obese women
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Paper ID : 1550-12THCONG
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1University of Mazandaran- Babolsar- Iran
2University of Masjed Soleyman Azad Branch.Iran
3Shahrood University of Technology, Iran
4B.Sc. University of Mazandaran
Adipose tissue, whose role is attributed to fat storage, secretes a number of hormones called adipokines, such as visfatin, which have a profound effect on adipocyte metabolism.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of resistance and combined exercise on visfatin levels in obese women.
36 women with mean age of 32 ± 4.7 years and body mass index 29 ± 2.6 was randomly divided into three groups (resistance training = 12 N, combination exercise = 12 N, control = 12 N). The resistance training group (For 4 weeks, 3 days a week, at 7 stations with 60-80% of a maximum repeat and 3 sets at each station with 8-12 reps) and the combined training group (For 4 weeks, 3 days a week for a total of 12 sessions: 6 sessions of resistance training and 6 sessions of aerobic training including running at 65-80% of maximal heart rate, 30 minutes per session) performed the exercise. The control group had no training program. To evaluate visfatin in fasting blood samples of all subjects were taken 48 hours before and after the exercise protocol.
The results showed that visfatin was significantly decreased in the exercise group compared to the control group (P <0.05), but there was no significant difference between the resistance training group and the combination exercise group (P <0.05). Also, weight in the training group was significantly decreased but no significant difference was observed in the control group (≥ 0.05).
It seems that performing resistance and combination exercises can decrease visfatin and consequently weight loss. As a result, people who are overweight or obese can recommend this type of exercise. It is recommended that different exercise protocols be considered in obese individuals