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Asad M R, Kheradmand S, Kheradmand N. Comparing the Effect of Endurance Exercise and High-Intensity Interval Exercise on Plasma Levels of Chemerin and Insulin Resistance in Obese Male Rats. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2019; 22 (5) :112-123
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1- Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Payame Noor University of Karaj, Karaj, Iran. , m_r_asad@yahoo.com
2- PhD student in Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran.
3- MSc in Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Payame Noor University, Garmsar, Iran.
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Background and Aim Exercise improves sensitivity to insulin by reducing some adipokines including chemerin. However, the effect of endurance exercise and high-intensity intermittent exercise on chemerin level and insulin resistance in obese male rats is still unknown. 
Methods & Materials In this study 27 male rats were randomly divided into 4 groups of sedentary control (n=6), endurance exercise (n=8), high-intensity intermittent exercise (n=8) and untreated obese control (n=5). Both endurance and high intensity intermittent exercise groups performed exercises for 8 weeks. The plasma level of chemerin was measured by ELISA method. 
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Results The chemerin level was significantly reduced in the endurance group compared to the untreated obese control group (P<0.01), but it had no significant change compared to the sedentary control group. Moreover, the plasma level of chemerin in the high-intensity intermittent group was not significantly different from that of untreated obese control group and sedentary control group (P>0.05) and chemerin level reduction in the endurance group was significant compared to the high-intensity intermittent group (P<0.05). Furthermore, there was no significant difference in the insulin resistance reported in high-intensity intermittent group compared to that of endurance group (P>0.05), but its difference in high-intensity intermittent and endurance training groups was significant compared to that of untreated obese control and sedentary control groups (P<0.05).
Conclusion Both endurance and high-intensity intermittent exercises can reduce insulin resistance which can be due to the reduction of chemerin plasma level and weight loss.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: General
Received: 2018/03/22 | Accepted: 2019/09/28

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