:: Volume 18, Issue 4 (8-2013) ::
__Armaghane Danesh__ 2013, 18(4): 284-294 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Aqua Extract of Saffron with Resistance Training on Glycemic Indexes of Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats
SA Hosseini 1, H Nik bakht, MA Azarbayjani
1- , alihoseini_57@yahoo.com
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Abstract Background & aim: According to the proven effectiveness of saffron resistance and physical activity on diabetes, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of glycemic indexes of saffron combined with resistance training on streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Methods: The present experimental study was conducted on 36 adult male rats. After induction of diabetes, the rats were randomly divided into four equal groups, resistance exercise (five days a week, for six days) and saffron extract (25 mg/L daily), resistance exercise combined with saffron extract and control groups. After a period of six weeks, glycemic indexes were measured. The gathered data were analyzed by klomogrov – Smirnov, one-way ANOVA and Tukey tests. Results: The results showed that fasting glucose in saffron aqua extract combined with resistance training group was significantly lower than both control and the RT groups ( p=0,014). Glycosylated hemoglobin group of saffron combined with resistance training was lower than the control group (p=0.011). Insulin resistance combined with resistance training in saffron aqua extract was lower than the control group (p=0.011). Conclusion: Six weeks of resistance training and consumption of saffron alone had a significant effect on glycemic indexes. However, saffron supplements with resistance training had a greater effect on control of fasting blood glucose. Key words: resistance training, saffron, glucose, HbA1C, insulin resistance, diabetes
Keywords: Key words: resistance training, saffron, glucose, HbA1C, insulin resistance, diabetes
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/27 | Accepted: 2015/04/27 | Published: 2015/04/27


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