The effects of two different exercise programmes on adipose tissue hormones in sedentary middle-aged women
Adipokines play an important role in obesity and related inflammatory disorders. We aimed to determine the effects of exercise training on serum adipokines. Forty sedentary women were randomly assigned to two groups as aerobic (AE) and core exercise (CE). The exercise programmes were performed 4 days a week for 16 weeks. Blood samples were taken before and after the 8 and 16 weeks training period. Percent changes of each parameter were calculated. Sixteen weeks of exercise caused significant decrease in body weight and fat mass (p<0.001), significant increase in adiponectin (16.1% in AE, 15.8% in CE group, p<0.05) and resistin levels (21.1% in AE and 26.6% in CE group, p<0.05) but had no effect on leptin and ghrelin levels. Eight weeks of exercise had no effect on adipokines except leptin. These data suggest that both exercise programmes have improving effects on body composition, adiponectin and resistin levels. © 2015 Informa UK Ltd. All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.