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1 Alzahra University

2 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


The aim of this study was to determine the effect of 6 weeks of aerobic exercise and curcuma longa supplementation on plasma CRP and body composition in sedentary women. 32 sedentary women aged between 23 and 25 were voluntarily selected and randomly assigned to 4 experimental groups (each group 8 subjects): aerobic group, aerobic-supplement group, supplement group and control group. The protocol was incrementally conducted for 6 weeks, 40 min. each session with 55% HRmax. Supplement group daily consumed 1 gr. curcuma longa. Blood samples were collected before and after the protocol in fasting state. The data were analyzed through one-way analysis of variance and Bonferroni post hoc test with SPSS19 at the signification level of PP=0.000). BMI levels significantly reduced compared with the levels before the intervention (P=0.535) while there were no significant differences among aerobic, aerobic-supplement, supplement and control groups (P=0.355). WHR levels significantly reduced compared with the levels before the intervention, but this reduction was not significant (P=0.458). Generally, findings showed that 6 weeks of aerobic exercise and curcuma longa supplementation had a positive effect on the reduction of CRP levels and it seems that a combination of physical activity and curcuma longa supplementation has a long-term beneficial effect on body composition.


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