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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 10(7): 29-37 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Eight-Week Aquagymnastic Training on Liver Enzymes and Lipid Profile of Middle-Aged Women
Abdosaleh Zar1, Seyed Ali Hosseini *2, Atieh Homaion3
1- University of Jahrom
2- Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University , alihoseini_57@yahoo.com
3- Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University
Abstract:   (3522 Views)

Background and Objectives: Regarding the effect of exercise on liver enzymes and lipid profile and the results of previous studies confirming positive effects of land-based exercise, and emphasizing the benefits of aquagymnastic training, this study investigated the effect of eight-week aquagymnastic training on liver enzymes and lipid profile of middle-aged women.

Methods: The study population of this study consisted of all women who attended extracurricular programs of Diver Martyrs Pool of Estahban County, of whom 22 eligible people were randomly selected to be study samples. The participants were assigned to two groups, training and control, according to aerobic power (Rock Port Test). The training program consisted of eight weeks of aquagymnastic training, three 45-min sessions per week. At baseline and completion of the eighth week, blood samples were taken from all the participants. The data were analyzed by Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and independent and dependent t-tests. The level of significance was considered α≤0.05.

Results: Eight weeks of aquagymnastic training significantly reduced alanine-aminotransferase, low-density lipoprotein, very low-density lipoprotein, triglycerides and total cholesterol but had no significant effect in reducing aspartat-aminotransferase and increasing high-density lipoprotein.

Conclusion: Two-month aquagymnastic training can positively affect lipid profile and liver enzymes of middle-aged women.

Keywords: Transaminases, Alanine transaminase, Aquagymnastic, Lipid profile, Women
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: علوم پایه
Received: 2016/09/18 | Accepted: 2016/09/18 | Published: 2016/09/18

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