Changes of Serum Retinol Binding Protein 4 Levels Following 8 Weeks Moderate Aerobic Exercise


Narges Ahmadi 1 , Mehrzad Moghadasi 2 , * , Reza Nuri 3

1 Department of Exercise physiology, Fars Science & Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

2 Department of Exercise physiology, Shiraz branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran

3 Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, International Kish Campus, Iran

How to Cite: Ahmadi N, Moghadasi M, Nuri R. Changes of Serum Retinol Binding Protein 4 Levels Following 8 Weeks Moderate Aerobic Exercise, Asian J Sports Med. Online ahead of Print ; 4(3):34283. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34283.


Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 4 (3); 208-212
Published Online: May 24, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 24, 2012
Accepted: May 4, 2013


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 8 weeks moderate intensity aerobic exercise on serum retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels in female athletes.

Methods: Twenty female karate athletics were randomly assigned to one of the exercise group (n = 10) or control group (n = 10). The training group performed endurance training 3 days a week for 8 weeks at an intensity corresponding to 50-60% individual maximum oxygen consumption for 45 min.

Results: Body mass and body mass index increased (P < 0.05) after 8 weeks aerobic exercise compared to the control group. For waist to hip ratio (WHR), body fat percentage and maximal oxygen consumption there were no significant differences between the exercise group and the control group. There were virtually no changes in body fat percentage, fasting glucose, insulin, insulin resistance and RBP4 levels after 8 weeks training.

Conclusion: Serum RBP4 level was not affected by 8-week moderate aerobic exercise in female athletes.

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