Effect of Eight Weeks of Aerobic Training Accompaniment with Ginger Supplementation on Serum Visfatin Level and Lipid Profile in Obese Men
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Paper ID : 1689-11THCONF
Faculty of Science, Qom University of Technology, Qom, Iran
Introduiction: Visfatin is a protein secreted by visceral adipose tissue that is associated with obesity and cardiovascular diseases risk factors. The aim of this investigation was to study the effect of eight weeks of aerobic training accompaniment with ginger supplementation on plasma levels of visfatin and lipid profile in obese men.
Methodology: In a quasi-experimental study, forty volunteered obese men (aged 30 to 40 years old and body mass index equal or greater than 30 kg/m2) participated in this study. After completing the general health questionnaire and consent form, all participants were randomly divided into four equal groups (n=10) of 1) placebo, 2) ginger supplement, 3) aerobic exercise and 4) aerobic exercise accompaniment with ginger supplement. Aerobic exercise included eight weeks, three sessions per week and each session lasting 60-75 minutes. The intensity of training was (55-65) % of maximum heart rate. Ginger consumption was orally 3 capsules (each capsule contained 1000 mg and before each meals) for eight weeks. Before and after interventions, blood samples were collected from all participants from Cubital vein at 12h fasting state. Plasma levels of visfatin and lipids (HDL, LDL, TC and TG) were assayed using standard commercial ELISA kits. Data were analyzed by using one-way ANOVA and Tucky Post-hoc (p<0.05).
Results: The results indicated eight weeks of aerobic exercise accompaniment with ginger supplementation lead to significant decrease in visfatin (p=0.0001), LDL (p=0.0001), TC (p=0.001), TG (p=0.0001) and significant increase in HDL (p=0.0001).
Discussion: In conclusion, it seems that eight weeks of aerobic exercise accompaniment with ginger supplementation may causes to improvement in some cardiovascular risk factors of obese men.