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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2013;15(2):105-116.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2013.15.2.105    Published online April 30, 2013.
Effects of 12 Weeks Aerobic Exercise Training on Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors, C-reactive Protein, and Homocysteine in Middle-aged Women
Sun Hur
Kangwon National University
Correspondence:  Sun Hur,
Email: letssunny@kangwon.ac.kr
Received: 20 December 2012   • Accepted: 20 April 2013

The purpose of this study was designed to determine the effects of 12 weeks aerobic exercise training on metabolic syndrome risk factors, C-reactive protein and homocysteine in middle-aged women.
Twenty-four middle-aged women with metabolic syndrome volunteered in this study. The subjects of each middle-aged women with metabolic syndrome were randomly divided into exercise group (n=12) and control group (n=12). Exercise group participated in the aerobic exercise training program for 12 weeks (3 days a week) consisting of aerobic exercise (60-70% HRmax, 50 minutes a day).
After 12 weeks of exercise training, body weight, BMI, percent of body fat, waist circumference, TC, TG, LDL-C, diastolic blood pressure, fasting insulin, fasting glucose, HOMA-IR, CRP and homocysteine levels were significantly decreased in exercise group. HDL-C was significantly increased and metabolic syndrome risk factor number were significantly decreased after exercise training in exercise group. Also, △homocysteine was a significant positive correlation with △insulin. △CRP levels was a significant positive correlation with △BMI, △TC, △LDL-C. In terms of the correlation between △insulin was positive correlation with △homocysteine with 42.1 percent of influence. △BMI also showed positive correlation with △CRP with 73.2 percent of influence.
These findings indicate that the aerobic exercise program was effective to prevent metabolic syndrome risk factors, CRP and homocysteine levels and the prevention of metabolic syndrome.
Keywords: Metabolic syndrome risk factors, C-reactive protein, Homocysteine


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