The Effect of 8 Weeks of Resistance Training and Supplementation of Apple Vinegar on Resistin and Glycemic Indices in Obese Women

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Sport Physiology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran


Introduction: The use of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplements is important in improving the function of obese people. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 8 weeks of resistance training with apple vinegar on resistin and glycemic indices of obese women.
Method: 60 women (mean ± SD: age 23.8 ± 4.81 years, weight 89.04 ± 4.68 and body mass index 34.39 ± 4.31 kg / m2) were purposefully selected and randomly assigned to four groups of 15: 1-resistance training, 2- resistance training and apple vinegar, 3-apple vinegar and 4-control Groups 1 and 2 performed 8 weeks of resistance training, 3 sessions per week and 60 minutes each session with 80% intensity of 1RM. During this period, groups 2 and 3 consumed 500 mg of apple vinegar per day and the control group did not receive any interventions. Blood samples were taken before and after the study period. To analyze the findings, paired sample t-test, one-way ANOVA and Bonferroni post hoc test were used (p≤0.05). Result: Resistance training, apple vinegar consumption, and resistance training with apple vinegar had a significant effect on decreasing resistin, insulin, fasting glucose and insulin resistance in obese women (p≤0.05). Resistance training with apple vinegar compared with resistance training and apple vinegar consumption had a greater effect on decreasing resistin, insulin, fasting glucose and insulin resistance in obese women (p≤0.05). Conclusion: It seems that apple vinegar supplementation and resistance training are likely to be a suitable method for reducing resistine and glycemic indexes and preventing metabolic, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases in obese women.


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