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J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2017, 7(2): 172-180 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Renal Function and Metabolic Syndrome in Kidney Transplant Athletes
Homa Sheikhani shahin1, Golnoosh Mehrabani2, Rasoul Rezaei3, Mohsen Karimi4, Masoud Amini 5
1- Department of Physical Education, Zand Institute Of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran
2- Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
3- Department of Physical Education, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Physical Education, Payame Noor University, Shiraz, Iran
5- Department of Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , aminima@sums.ac.ir
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Background & Objectives: The relationship between metabolic disorders and renal functions in kidney transplant recipients has been reported. Considering the identification of many advantages of regular physical activities in maintaining health, for chronic kidney patients, the researchers tried to study the effect of aerobic activities on renal function and metabolic syndrome in kidney transplant athletes.
Materials & Methods: Twenty female kidney transplant athletes were randomly selected and divided into two equal groups of experimental (mean of age =24.5±2.7 years, height=161±4.2 cm and weight= 57.9±1.8 kg) and control (mean of age =24.9±2.3 years, height=162±2.4 cm and weight= 59.5±4.02 kg). The experimental group carried out an exercise for eight weeks (three sessions per week). At the end of eighth week, the renal function was assessed based on glomerular filtration rate and metabolic syndrome indices. Paired-samples t-test was used to compare the data before and after physical exercise and independent-samples t-test was used to compare the two groups with the significance level of p< 0.05.

  • The eight weeks of aerobic exercise did not have any significant impact on lipid profile levels, while it caused a significant decrease in glomerular filtration rate and fasting blood sugar in kidney transplant athletes in the experimental group after exercise.

Conclusion: The results indicated that physical exercise can be considered as a good way of changing glomerular filtration rate and controling fasting blood sugar in athletes undergoing kidney transplant

Keywords: Renal Function, Metabolic Syndrome, Kidney Transplant, Athletes
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiology
Received: 2016/09/4 | Accepted: 2017/02/21 | Published: 2017/09/4



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