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:: Volume 10, Issue 4 (12-2023) ::
2023, 10(4): 18-32 Back to browse issues page
The Impact of Aerobic and Resistance Training on C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and Lipid Profiles in Methadone-Treated Addicted Men
Rasoul Chegol , Mandana Gholami , Hasan Matinhomaee , Hossein Abed Natanzi , Farshad Ghazalian
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad university, Tehran, Iran , m.gholami@srbiau.ac.ir
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Introduction: The combined use of methadone and exercise training holds promise for promoting health. This study investigates the impact of resistance and aerobic training in conjunction with methadone consumption on lipid profiles and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in addicted men.
Material & Methods: Ninety addicted men (mean age 36.82 ± 4.32 years) undergoing prison treatment were randomly assigned to six groups (n=15 each): control, narcotics anonymous (NA), aerobic training + methadone, aerobic training + methadone reduction, resistance training + methadone, resistance training + methadone reduction. The 12-week exercise program, conducted thrice weekly, included aerobic training (4-8 sets, 3 minutes each, at 80-90% maximum heart rate on the ergometer bike) and resistance training (12 repetitions, 3 sets, at 70-85% of one repetition maximum). Blood samples collected pre- and post-intervention measured CRP and blood lipids using specialized kits. Data were analyzed with SPSS software, employing multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA) and Tukey's post hoc test (P<0.05).
Results: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels significantly increased in trained groups compared to the control (P<0.001). Moreover, trained groups exhibited significant decreases in low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglycerides, total cholesterol, and CRP compared to the control group (P<0.05). Importantly, aerobic training was more effective than resistance training in improving the studied variables.
Conclusion: Exercise training, particularly aerobic training with methadone ingestion, yields positive effects, including reduced CRP levels and improved lipid profiles in addicted men. Exercise training with methadone reduction may be considered for empowering individuals with addiction issues.
Keywords: Exercise, Lipids, C-reactive Protein, Methadone, Substance-Related Disorders
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2022/09/6 | Accepted: 2022/09/11 | Published: 2023/12/28
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Chegol R, Gholami M, Matinhomaee H, Abed Natanzi H, Ghazalian F. The Impact of Aerobic and Resistance Training on C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and Lipid Profiles in Methadone-Treated Addicted Men. Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences 2023; 10 (4) :18-32
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