Vahideh Ghorani; Amir Rashidlamir; Parvin Farzanegi
Iranian Journal of Health and Physical activity
Purpose: Fenugreek, as an herbal plant, can significantly increase Apo A-I, an important factor in preventing cardio vascular diseases among diabetic patients, which is a major cause of their mortality. Considering that exercise activities have a positive effect on diabetic patients, this study aimed to investigate the effects of 6 weeks of aerobic training and fenugreek administration on Apo A-I levels of diabetic women.
Material and Methods: Thirty diabetic women volunteered to take part in the present study and were randomly placed into three groups: aerobic training (Group 1), aerobic training+ fenugreek administration (Group 2) and control group (Group 3). Aerobic training group exercised for 6 weeks, at 60-75 %of their maximal heart rate. Blood sampling was done before and after the trial.
Results: There was a significant decrease in weight, body fat percent, BMI and fasting blood sugar, and a significant increase in Apo A-I, HDL and HDL/LDL ratio (p
Aerobic training; T2DM, Apo A-I