Background and Objectives: Diabetes is a common disease, and different methods have so far been recommended for its treatment and control. Since the use of herbal medicines has fewer side effects than many chemical drugs, this study aimed to investigate the effect of Ginger together with swimming training on blood fat profiles in adult diabetic rats with streptozotocin.
Materials and Methods: This experimental study was conducted on 60 adult rats, which were randomly divided into four groups including Swim, Ginger, Swim with ginger, and Control. The training program included 30 minutes of swimming, five times a week for 4 weeks. At the end, by phlebotomizing the rats' heart, Low-density lipoprotein, Very low-density lipoprotein, Triglycerides, Cholesterol and High-density lipoprotein were measured. The one-way ANOVA and Tukey post hoc test were used for data analysis (05/0 = α).
Results: The results showed that Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, Very low density lipoprotein cholesterol, Triglycerides and Total cholesterol were significantly lower in the Ginger, Swimming, and Swimming exercise with ginger extract groups than in the control group, but High-density lipoprotein cholesterol was significantly higher than in the control group.
Conclusion: Swiming together with ginger extract is effective on blood fat profiles in diabetic rats and improves them.
Keywords: Swim, Diabetes, Ginger, Blood fat profiles, Rat