Volume 41, Number 2 (7-2017)                   Research in Medicine 2017, 41(2): 130-137 | Back to browse issues page


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Habibi A, aghamohammadi M, khajehlandi M. An investigation of The Relationship between Serum Ghrelin Levels and Insulin Resistance Index In Inactive overweight Women After a Period of Pilates Exercise Training. Research in Medicine. 2017; 41 (2) :130-137
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1606-en.html

msc shahid chamran univrsity , mzhgnmohammadi68@gmail.com
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Backgrond: One of the neuropeptides of the gut named, Ghrelin, has an important role in appetite control and body
weight regulation. The present paper is devoted to an investigation of the effects of Pilates exercise training on serum
ghrelin levels and insulin resistance index in overweight women.
Materials and Methods: A quasi-experimental study designed to achieve our purpose and 28 volunteer overweight
women participated in this study. They were randomly divided into training (n=14) and control (n=14) groups. Pilates
exercise training was performed during 12 weeks (3 sessions per week, 60 min. per session). Blood samples were
collected in a fasting status and two stages, 48 hours before and after exercise. Within-group data and between-group
effects were analyzed with the paired t and the ANCOVA test, respectively.
Findings: It was observed a significant decrease in blood glucose (p=0.003), insulin (p=0.02) and insulin resistance
index (p=0.007) and the levels of the serum ghrelin (p=0.03) in the exercise group compared with the control group
(p≤0.05), albeit without any significant correlation between serum ghrelin levels and insulin resistance index
)p≥0.05(.
Conclusion: These data revealed that 12 weeks Pilates exercise training, while significantly decreasing serum ghrelin
levels, can be followed by weight loss and decrease in insulin resistance index in overweight women.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Sport physiology
Received: 2016/06/12 | Accepted: 2017/05/15 | Published: 2017/08/9

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