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Effect of Virgin Olive Oil With and Without Aerobic Training on the Selective Indicators of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women
Z Taghizadeh , H Nikbakht , N Shakery
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Background and Objectives: We investigated the effect of virgin olive oil with and without aerobic training on the selective indicators of cardiovascular diseases (blood level of triglyceride, cholesterol, HDL and LDL) in women. There is clear relation between abnormal blood lipid profile and heart diseases; therefore, the level of lipid profile is important. Use of olive oil leads to the decrease of blood lipid level after meal for having one bonding fatty acid. Also 3 weeks after using virgin olive oil, the level of HDL will increase.
Materials & Methods: The study was carried out with four groups of women (aged 30-50 years) for 6 weeks. 10 persons participated in each group. One group acted as sedentary control for 6 weeks. The same group made the second group after 10 days of wash out. They consumed virgin olive oil (12 gr daily) for 6 weeks. The third group (another 10 persons) ran in a treadmill for 6 weeks; they began with 2 km/h speed, and every 3 min, added 1 km/h to their speed; they continued this pattern up to 15 minutes. This group made the fourth group after 10 days of wash out. They did aerobic training similar to the third group; in addition, they consumed 12 gr of virgin olive oil daily for 6 weeks. Triglyceride, cholesterol, HDL and LDL levels of blood were analyzed for all groups at the beginning and at the end of every 6 weeks.
Results: The finding revealed that in the fourth group who did aerobic training and used virgin olive oil simultaneously, the level of HDL increased significantly (p<0/05).
Conclusion: Results from the present study support the idea that aerobic training and intake of virgin olive oil is a very good way for increasing the blood's HDL level, which is desirable in many pathologic situations. It is concluded that aerobic training pulse olive oil consumption is effective for fighting against cardiovascular diseases.

Keywords: Virgin olive oil, Aerobic training, Blood lipid profile, Women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nutrition
Received: 2017/07/14 | Accepted: 2017/11/18 | Published: 2018/10/20

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