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1 Master of science, Faculty of physical education and sport sciences. Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Faculty of physical education and sport sciences. Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associated professor, Faculty of physical education and sport sciences. Tehran University, Tehran, Iran


Many mediating factors, including chemerin, play a role in the process of the effect of sport activities on obesity. In this study, the effect of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on serum Chemerin levels and insulin resistance index of obese young men was investigated. For this purpose, 20 obese young men voluntarily participated in the study and were randomly divided into two experimental (n = 10, age: 19.91 ± 4.71 years, height: 179.51 ± 12.21 cm, weight: 98.40 ± 10.40 kg) and control (n = 10, age: 19.22 ± 2.24 years, height: 180.01 ± 10.05 cm, weight 98.90 ± 11.60 kg) groups. The training group performed 4 sessions of HIIT per week and for 6 weeks. Blood samples were taken from subjects, pre and post six weeks of HIIT. Data analysis using independent t-test and paired t-test showed that the subjects' body weight, serum Chemerin, Insulin and Glucose levels and, insulin resistance index in training group were significantly reduced (p < 0.05) compared to the pre-training and control group. The changes observed in serum Chemerin levels and insulin resistance index appear to have been due to weight loss, and it is suggested that HITT can be used as a new training program in obese individuals for weight lost.


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