The Effect of Aerobic Training and Urtica Dioica on Lipid Profile and Fasting Blood Glucose in Middle Age Female with Type II Diabetes

Document Type : Original Article


1 MSc in Exercise Physiology,Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.

2 MSc in Exercise Physiology,Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, University of Payame Noor, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Endocrinology. Diabetes Research Center, Health Research Institute, Department of Endocrinology, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

4 Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology. Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.

5 Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.

6 Department of Sport Physiology Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran


Backgroundand Objectives: Exercise and supplementation with urtica dioica powder are usable methods for control hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to compare eight weeks of aerobic training and urtica dioica supplementation alone and combination on glycemic control and lipid profile in women with type II diabetes.
Subjects and Methods: In this semi-experimental study, 40 females (40-60 years old) with type II diabetes, were randomly divided into four equal groups (aerobic training, urtica dioica supplementation, combination of aerobic training and urtica dioica supplementation and non-treated control (n=10). Twenty four hr before and 48 hr after the intervention period, fasting blood sugar and high density lipoprotein (HDL-C) were measured. For statistical analysis paired t-test and two way ANOVA (P ≤ 0.05).
Results: In the post-test significant difference in fasting blood sugar level and HDL-C were observed between groups (P


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