Introduction: Green coffee affects lipid profile due to its hypolipidemic bioactive compounds. Green coffee along with resistance training are considered as two possible factors for improving lipid profile. This study aimed to investigate the simultaneous effect of resistance training and green coffee on lipid profile and blood glucose in overweight and obese naval officers.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 48 overweight and obese men were randomly assigned to four Resistance Training (R-Ex), Green Coffee (GC), Resistance Training + Green Coffee (R-Ex+GC), and Control (Con) groups. The training was performed in four sessions a week for eight weeks. An amount of 400 mg of green coffee was consumed per day for eight weeks.
Results: The results showed a significant decrease in LDL, TG, and TC in the R-Ex group compared with the GC group. Also, the levels of TG and TC in the R-Ex+GC group had a significant decrease compared with the GC group.
Conclusion: According to the results of this research, both types of intervention, GC supplementation and R-Ex alone can be effective in improving lipid profile and blood glucose in overweight and obese naval officers. In addition, the results of this study indicated that consuming GC and R-Ex at the same time can have more beneficial effects on improving lipid profile in overweight and obese men. In general, performing resistance exercises along with the use of herbal supplements such as GC has beneficial effects on lipid metabolism.