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The Effect of 8 Weeks of Aerobic Training and Consumption of Hydro-alcoholic Extract of Nettle on Apelin and hs-CRP plasma Levels of Overweight and Obese Women
M Madadi Jaberi1, M Vahidian Rezazadeh1, M Mogharnasi2, M Karaji Bani3
1- Department of Sport Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
2- Department of Sport Sciences, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran , mogharnasi@birjand.ac.ir
3- Department of Nutrition and Food Industries, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences,Zahedan, Iran
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Background and aim: The use of exercise along with herbal supplements is one method proposed for controlling obesity and its complications. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 8 weeks aerobic training and use of hydro-alcoholic extract of nettle on levels apelin and hs-CRP plasma in overweight and obese women.

Methods: The present quasi-experimental study was conducted with blind randomized clinical trial. 46 overweight and obese women (body mass index greater than 25 kilograms per square millimeter two, aged 25-45 years) were selected purposefully and randomly divided into four groups of: aerobic training + hydro alcoholic extract of nettle, aerobic exercise + placebo extract of nettle and placebo. The intervention group and placebo received 8 mg of hydro alcoholic extract of nettle 8 ml of water-soluble daily for 8 weeks respectively. Aerobic exercise ergometer for 8 weeks, 3 sessions of 16 to 30 minutes with the intensity of 60-75% heart rate was reserved. In two pre and post-test after 14 hours of fasting at the same conditions, blood samples were collected. The ELISA method was use to assess levels of plasma apelin and hs-CRP d. Data obtained were analyzed using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, ANOVA, t-test and LSD test.

Results: The results showed that the levels of hs-CRP were significantly different in comparison among the groups as well as in groups of aerobic exercise + hydro alcoholic extract of nettle, nettle and hydro-alcholic aerobic exercise + placebo significant reduction was observed (p>0.05).

Conclusion: It seems that consumption of Nettle extract along with aerobic exercise through

Weight loss, body fat percentage and BMI, play an effective role in control of obesity and reducing of inflammatory Apelin markers and hs-CRP in obese women

Keywords: Chosen aerobic exercise, Nettle Hydro-alcoholic extract, Apelin, hs-CRP, Overweight
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Sport Physiology
Received: 2016/09/21 | Accepted: 2016/11/29 | Published: 2016/12/17

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