Changes in Lipid Profile and C-Reactive Protein in Response to High Interval Intensity Training in Physically Active and Inactive Women

Asiye Seyyed, Hadis Ghajari
2020 Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research  
High-intensity interval (HIIT) is a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease. Objectives: This study aimed to examine the effect of HIIT on lipid profile and C-reactive protein (CRP) in physically active (PhA) and physically inactive (PhI) women. Methods: Forty volunteer female students (20 PhA and 20 PhI) were selected and divided into 10-person groups of PhA (control and HIIT) and PhI (control and HIIT). During six weeks, the HIIT groups performed HIITs three sessions per week. Lipid
more » ... per week. Lipid profile and CRP levels of plasma were measured in the pretest and posttest. Results: We showed LDL, VLDL, and cholesterol were lower and HDL levels were higher in the PhA HIIT and PhI HIIT groups than in the PhA control group (P ≤ 0.05). Changes in CRP and TG levels were not significant in the PhA HIIT, PhI HIIT, and PhA control groups (P ≥ 0.05). Moreover, LDL, VLDL, and TG levels were lower and the HDL levels were higher in the PhI HIIT group than in the PhI control group (P ≤ 0.05). However, changes in CRP levels were not significant in the PhI HIIT group and PhI control group (P ≥ 0.05). Conclusions: It seems that HIIT can improve the lipid profile of PhA and PhI women, but further studies are necessary in this regard.
doi:10.5812/amh.97274 fatcat:zecrh7gqtjd3jfam4qt43hattq