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Fathei M, Khairabadi S, Ramezani F, Hejazi K. Effect of Eight Weeks of Aerobic Training and Green Tea Supplementation on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Inactive Overweight Women. Horizon Med Sci. 2016; 22 (4) :283-289
URL: http://hms.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-2335-en.html
1- Sport Physiology Department, Sports Sciences Faculty, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran , keyvanhejazi@gmail.com
2- Sport Physiology Department, Sports Sciences Faculty, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
3- Sport Physiology Department, Sports Sciences Faculty, Shahid Beheshti Teacher Training College, Mashhad, Iran
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Aims: Physical activities, as well as diet, are known as the truest scientific methods to reduce the signs of the cardio-vascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 8–week aerobic trainings and green tea supplementation on some of the cardio-vascular risk factors in the obese inactive women.   

Materials & Methods: In the semi-experimental study, 40 obese inactive women, who were residents of Mashhad Township, were studied in 2015. The subjects, selected via purposeful available sampling method, were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=10 per group). The groups were green tea, aerobic training, aerobic training and green tea supplementation, and control groups. 8-week training program consisted of three 45- to 60-minute sessions per week. Green tea was consumed by green tea group three times a day after each meal. The composed group underwent both interventions, while control group underwent no intervention. Data was analyzed by SPSS 15 software using correlated T test and one-way ANOVA.

Findings: Mean total cholesterol level was significantly changed in green tea, aerobic training, and composed groups in the posttest stage compared to the pretest stage (p<0.05). Mean triglyceride level was significantly changed in green tea and aerobic training groups in the posttest stage compared to the pretest stage (p<0.05). Mean low density lipoprotein was significantly changed in green tea and composed groups in the posttest stage compared to the pretest stage (p<0.05). Mean high-density lipoprotein was significantly changed only in aerobic group in posttest stage compared to the pretest stage (p<0.05).  In addition, mean concentration of C-reactive protein was significantly reduced in aerobic training (p=0.01) and composed (p=0.04) groups.

Conclusion: 8 weeks aerobic training, green tea consumption, and their composition reduce the cardiovascular risk factors in inactive obese women in a relatively similar manner.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2015/10/17 | Accepted: 2016/05/10 | Published: 2016/05/24

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