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Volume 19, Issue 8 (11-2016)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2016, 19(8): 26-36 | Back to browse issues page

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Parastesh M, Heidarianpour A, Bayat M, Saremi A. Effects of Resistance Training on Serum Level of Reproductive Hormones and Sperm Parameters in Type 2 Diabetes Rats. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2016; 19 (8) :26-36
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-4612-en.html
1- Department of Sport Physiology, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
2- Department of Sport Physiology, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran , heidarian317@gmail.com
3- Department of Anatomy, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
4- Department of Exercise Education and Sport sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran
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Background: Diabetes mellitus is associated with reductions in fertility indices. Resistance training, on the other hand, through reducing the adverse effects of diabetes, exerts a positive impact on diabetic individuals. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of ten weeks of resistance training on serum levels of reproductive hormones and sperm parameters in Wistar rats with diabetes mellitus type 2.

Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, 36 Wistar rats with mean weight of 200±50 were randomly assigned to healthy control, diabetic control and diabetic training groups. The diabetic resistance training group received ten weeks of resistance training (climbing up the ladder) following the induction of diabetes. Twenty-four hours after the last training session, left epididymis of the rats was examined for studying sperm parameters and blood serum samples were examined for evaluating reproductive hormones. Data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Turkey’s Post Hoc test at 0.05%.

Results: Ten weeks of resistance training induced significant increases in serum testosterone and FSH levels in the resistance training group in comparison to the diabetic group (p<0.007).Resistance training did not have any significant effects on serum LH levels in the resistance training group compared to the diabetic control group. In addition, sperm parameters (sperm count, survival rate and motility) presented significant improvements compared to the diabetic group(p<0.05).

Conclusion: Resistance training can improve sperm parameters, including sperm count, survival rate and motility, through increasing serum testosterone, LH and FSH levels (reproductive hormones) in rats with diabetes mellitus type 2.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: General
Received: 2016/08/20 | Accepted: 2016/09/26

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