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Effect of Physical Activity on Serum Homocysteine Levels in Obese and Overweight Women
R. Soori 1, S. Choopani2, N. Falahian2, A. Ramezankhani2
1- Exercise Physiology Department, Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran , soorirahman@yahoo.com
2- Exercise Physiology Department, Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
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Aims: Recently, homocysteine has been noticed as the major pathogenesis factor of the cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of physical activities on the serum homocysteine levels, as well as other cardiovascular risk factors in either obese or overweight women.

Materials & Methods: In the controlled pretest-posttest semi-experimental study, 18 women referred to the Alzahra sport complexes in districts 3 and 4 of Tehran were studied in 2015. The subjects were selected via random sampling method and randomly divided into two groups; physical activity and control groups. And the intervention program was conducted in the former, while the latter received no intervention. The exercise protocol consisted of 10-week (5 sessions a week) stretching exercises and aerobic activities (60 to 75% of the maximum heart beat). The serum homocystein level and lipids were measured both at the start and 48 hours after the exercises. Data was analyzed by SPSS 16 software using paired T and independent T tests.

Findings: After the exercises, the mean serum homocysteine level in physical activity group significantly decreased than control group (p=0.001). Nevertheless, the difference between the lipid levels of physical activity and control groups was not significant (p>0.05). 

Conclusion: Reducing the serum homocysteine concentration, 10-week physical activity might also reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in either obese or overweight women.

Keywords: Homocysteine [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68006710], Physical Activity [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68009043], Obesity [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68009765], Overweight [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68050177], Women [https://www.ncbi.n
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2015/12/23 | Accepted: 2016/05/11 | Published: 2016/10/29
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DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.hms.22.4.307


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Soori R, Choopani S, Falahian N, Ramezankhani A. Effect of Physical Activity on Serum Homocysteine Levels in Obese and Overweight Women. Horizon Med Sci . 2016; 22 (4) :307-312
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