Compare the effect of eight weeks aerobic and resistance training on Oxidant, antioxidant status and lipid profile in obese girls

Document Type : original article


1 Department of Physical Education and Sport Science Yadegar-e-Imam Khomeini (RAH) Shahre-rey Branch, Islamic Azad University Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Physical Education and Sport Science Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran

3 College of Physical Education and Sport Science Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran


Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of eight weeks aerobic and resistance training on
oxidant, antioxidant status and lipid profile in obese girls
Methods: Thirty obese girls (age 30±5years, height 1.60±2m, weight 85.23±6.7kg, Body mass index 31-
) were divided randomly into three aerobic exercise, resistance and control groups. Experimental
groups of aerobic exercise performed on a treadmill by 60 to 75% of heart rate reserve and intensity
resistance training 55 to 75% 1RM for 8 weeks. Blood samples of the subjects before and after 48 hours of
training and 12 hours of fasting protocols were collected. Data analysis using ANOVA and Tukey post hoc test
was conducted at P≤0.05.
Results: Aerobic training significantly reduced the level of malondialdehyde and significantly increased
superoxide dismutase and total antioxidant capacity of plasma in obese girls (P≤0.05). However, there was
no difference between the effect of eight weeks aerobic and resistance training in plasma nitric oxide, in
obese girls (P=0.069).
Conclusions: It seems aerobic training can make significant changes in the body oxidative and anti-oxidative
and adjusting lipid profile, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease in people with obesity .


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Volume 11, Issue 1 - Serial Number 1
November 2018
Pages 139-152
  • Receive Date: 02 February 2016
  • Revise Date: 10 July 2016
  • Accept Date: 14 August 2016
  • First Publish Date: 21 January 2019
  • Publish Date: 21 January 2019