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Background and purpose: C-reactive protein is a sensitive, nonspecific marker of inflammation and its relationship with coronary vascular disease is already established. The present research was conducted to study the effect of resistance training on the rate of C-reactive protein in obese men.
Methods and Materials: The present study was quasi-experimental and 24 male subjects (16 obese, 8 lean) with age range of 35 to 48 years voluntarily participated in the study. Obese men were randomly assigned into two groups: resistance training and control group. The third group included the lean men subjects. Fasting blood samples were taken from all subjects. The experimental subjects received resistance training for 13 weeks, 3 sessions per week. The resistance training was done in circuit fashion in 11 stations with a 50 to 60% intensity of one maximum repetition (IRM).
Results: Resistance training significantly decreased the serum CRP levels of the obese men (from 1.65±0.6 to 0.53±0.73). In addition, serum CRP concentrations in obese men at baseline state were significantly higher than those in lean men (1.56±0.58 versus 0.26±0.21). In all subjects there was a significant and positive correlation between serum CRP levels and obesity markers (r=0.75) and different components of the metabolic syndrome.
Conclusion: Resistance training due to antinflammatory effects is likely to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events in obese men.