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The effect of combined aerobic and resistance exercise training on abdominal fat in obese middle-aged women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12808225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of combined aerobic and resistance training on abdominal fat. Our participants in the study consisted of thirty obese women. They were separated into three groups: a control group (n=10), an aerobic training group (n=10) and a combined training group (n=10). The aerobic training group was composed of 60-70% HRmax (intensity), 60 minutes a day (duration) for 6 days a week (frequency). The combined training group was separated into resistance training (3 days a week, Mon, Wed, Fri) and the aerobic training (3 days a week, Tue, Thu, Sat). The levels for abdominal fat volume were measured by determining the subcutaneous fat volume (SFV), visceral fat volume (VFV), and VFV/SFV by CT (computed tomography). The VO(2max) was significantly (p<0.05) increased in both groups. The subcutaneous fat and visceral fat levels were decreased in the combined training group more than in the aerobics training group. Also, the lean body mass (LBM) was significantly increased only in the combined training group. In addition, the total cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL-C were significantly (p<.05) decreased and the HDL-C was significantly (p<.05) increased in both groups. In conclusion, our results observed that combined training decreased abdominal subcutaneous fat and visceral fat more than aerobic training only.
Sang-Kab Park; Jae-Hyun Park; Yoo-Chan Kwon; Ho-Sung Kim; Mi-Suk Yoon; Hyun-Tae Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physiological anthropology and applied human science     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1345-3475     ISO Abbreviation:  J Physiol Anthropol Appl Human Sci     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-16     Completed Date:  2003-08-08     Revised Date:  2006-09-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930389     Medline TA:  J Physiol Anthropol Appl Human Sci     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education, Dong-A University, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue
Body Composition
Exercise Therapy*
Middle Aged
Obesity / therapy*
Physical Fitness*
Treatment Outcome
Weight Lifting*

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