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Anti-inflammatory property of short-term regular exercise training in the absence of weight loss

Shafabakhsh Sayyed Rafi, Kaboli Mohamadzaman, Parsian Heshmatolah

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Int. J. Biosci.3(3), 176-181, March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.3.176-181


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To evaluate the effect of short-term aerobic training on serum C reactive protein as a proinflammatory cytokine, thirty four sedentary healthy obese or overweight women matched for age (38.06 ± 4.83 years of old) and BMI (26 ≤ BMI ≤ 35) participated in this study by accidentally samples and were randomly divided into control and exercise group. For this purpose, fasting serum C reactive protein (CRP) and all anthropometrical markers were measured before and after a aerobic exercise program (6 weeks/3 times weekly) in two groups. Student’s paired ‘t’ test was applied to compare the pre and post training values. Aerobic training led to decrease in body weight and body mass index but insignificantly. Serum CRP decreased significantly after exercise program when compared to pre-training in exercise group. All variables remained without change in control subjects. Based on these data, we can say that aerobic training for short-time improves serum CRP independent of each change in anthropometrical markers in obese or overweight women.


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