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Volume 14, Issue 3 (7-2011)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2011, 14(3): 11-19 | Back to browse issues page

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Bahrami A, Saremi A. Effect of caloric restriction with or without aerobic training on body composition, blood lipid profile, insulin resistance, and inflammatory marker in middle-age obese /overweight men. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2011; 14 (3) :11-19
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-779-en.html
1- , a-saremi@araku.ac.ir
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Background: Old, obese, and sedentary individuals are at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Exercise improves metabolic anomalies associated with such diseases, but the effects of caloric restriction in coupled with exercise on such high- risk groups are not known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 12 week lifestyle modification program on C- reactive protein and metabolic syndrome parameters in middle-aged obese/overweight men. Materials and Methods: In this experimental study with pretest – posttest design, 21 sedentary men were randomly assigned to 12- week caloric restriction (CR) [~500kcal] (age: 45.59± 4.90, BMI: 30.02± 1.73, CR, n=10) or exercise+caloric restriction group (EX+CR) [~500kcal] (age: 45.23± 5.6, BMI: 29.84± 1.60, EX+CR, n=11). Body composition, cardiovascular risk markers, and C- reactive protein were measured pre and post intervention. Results: After 12 weeks of intervention, significant reduction in body weight, abdominal fat (visceral, subcutaneous), insulin resistance, blood lipid profile, and C- reactive protein were observed in EX+CR group (P>0.05), Whereas, in CR group only significant improvement were observed in body weight and insulin resistance index (P>0.05). Conclusion: Lifestyle interventions incorporating diet to exercise improve insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, and other cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged obese/overweight men.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Health
Received: 2010/07/1

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