The effect of regular exercise on insulin action in sedentary postmenopausal women

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The effect of regular exercise on insulin action in sedentary postmenopausal women

Masomeh Sarmadiyan, Davood Khorshidi, Mohammad Karimi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 6), 173-178, December 2014.
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of a ten-week of exercise training on insulin, glucose and insulin resistance in healthy sedentary postmenopausal women. Twenty four postmenopausal women (aged 54.6±3.9 years) voluntarily participated in the study and randomly assigned into training (n=14) and control (n=10) groups. Subjects of training group were performed 10 weeks of exercise training including aerobic exercise (two sessions per week with 65-75 % MHR) and resistance exercise (two sessions per week with 55-65 % 1RM). Fasting blood glucose, fasting serum insulin measured at baseline and after training program. Insulin resistance calculated using glucose and insulin values. Data were analyzed using analysis of covariance test. There were no significant differences in fasting blood glucose, fasting serum insulin and insulin resistance between training and control groups after 10 weeks (P>0.05). In conclusion it seems that ten weeks of exercise training program has no effect on insulin action in healthy sedentary postmenopausal women.


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