Effect of combined and endurance exercise training on Adipokines,GH and lipid profiles in overweight females

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

2 Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran,

3 Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran,

5 Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran


History & Aims:New studies show that Vaspin,Chemerin and Visfatin are correlated with overweight and obesity, but the effects of training, aren’t clearly recognized. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of endurance and combined exercise training on these plasma Adipokines, GH and lipid profile among overweight females. For this propose, 45 female student volunteers were selected (WHR:0/91+_0/47,%fat: 39/40+_3/92,BMI:29/72+_0/89kg/m2,age:20+_2/46year) and after final screening ,they were randomly divided into Three groups.12 subjects in interval endurance training (4times a week,60-80%HRmax, 25-45min interval running session), 11 subjects in combined training (2days going through similar endurance training programs and 2days resistance training: 7stations,60-80%1RM,3set 8-12 repetitions)and 10 subjects were in the control group. For surveying plasma exchanges of Adipokines and other variables,Blood Samples were taken in fasting state before and after 12 weeks of exercise training. Results showed that in combined training group, Visfatin and Vaspin had reduced significantly compared with the two other groups. Also BMI, weight, fat percent in two exercised groups reduced significantly. But WHR reduced in combined training group only. GH in exercise groups significantly increased in comparison with control group ,TCOL and TG reduced just in combined training (P<0.05). GH In combined training group significantly showed a high increase in comparison with the other two groups(P<0.05). Then we could probably say that, combination of endurance and resistance training, along development on lipid profiles due to reduced weight and Visceral fat could diminish plasma Visfatin,Vaspin and increas GH in overweight females.


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