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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160111
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of Exercise Training on Body Fat Distribution in Perimenopausal Women
Abstract:
Effects of Exercise Training on Body Fat Distribution in Perimenopausal Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Li, Suling, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Rush University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 600 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312/942-4906
It is known that midlife women may experience an increase in total
body fat, accelerated accumulation of fat in the intra-abdominal region,
and a decrease in lean body mass. The purpose of this study was to assess
the effects of exercise training alone on the total and regional body lean
and fat mass distribution. A total of 29 sedentary perimenopausal women
aged 45-55 years (mean=49.9; sd=3.34) were randomly assigned to the
exercise (n=14) or the non-exercise (n=15) group. While the non-exercise
group maintained their sedentary life style during the 12-week study
period, the exercise group completed a 12-week, one-hour/per session,
three times/week, individualized, facility-based program consisting of
both aerobic and resistance exercise training directed by a personal
trainer. Body composition (using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) and
other relevant measures were taken at baseline and 12 weeks for both
groups. We found that the exercise group had a significant reduction in
hip circumference (p=0.03) and percent fat mass in total soft tissue
(p=0.03), arms (p=0.02), and legs (p=0.049) after the 12-week period
compared to the non-exercise group. We also found that the exercise group
had a significant increase in lean mass in total soft tissue (p=0.02),
legs (p=0.03), and trunk (p=0.02) compared to the non-exercise group. In
conclusion, exercise training results in significant beneficial changes in
total and regional lean and fat mass in perimenopausal women. However, no
preferential central adiposity reduction was observed following the
exercise training. Further studies with sufficient statistical power are
warranted to validate the findings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Exercise Training on Body Fat Distribution in Perimenopausal Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160111-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of Exercise Training on Body Fat Distribution in Perimenopausal Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Li, Suling, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Rush University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 600 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312/942-4906</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">suling_li@rush.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">It is known that midlife women may experience an increase in total <br/> body fat, accelerated accumulation of fat in the intra-abdominal region, <br/> and a decrease in lean body mass. The purpose of this study was to assess <br/> the effects of exercise training alone on the total and regional body lean <br/> and fat mass distribution. A total of 29 sedentary perimenopausal women <br/> aged 45-55 years (mean=49.9; sd=3.34) were randomly assigned to the <br/> exercise (n=14) or the non-exercise (n=15) group. While the non-exercise <br/> group maintained their sedentary life style during the 12-week study <br/> period, the exercise group completed a 12-week, one-hour/per session, <br/> three times/week, individualized, facility-based program consisting of <br/> both aerobic and resistance exercise training directed by a personal <br/> trainer. Body composition (using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) and <br/> other relevant measures were taken at baseline and 12 weeks for both <br/> groups. We found that the exercise group had a significant reduction in <br/> hip circumference (p=0.03) and percent fat mass in total soft tissue <br/> (p=0.03), arms (p=0.02), and legs (p=0.049) after the 12-week period <br/> compared to the non-exercise group. We also found that the exercise group <br/> had a significant increase in lean mass in total soft tissue (p=0.02), <br/> legs (p=0.03), and trunk (p=0.02) compared to the non-exercise group. In <br/> conclusion, exercise training results in significant beneficial changes in <br/> total and regional lean and fat mass in perimenopausal women. However, no <br/> preferential central adiposity reduction was observed following the <br/> exercise training. Further studies with sufficient statistical power are <br/> warranted to validate the findings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:38:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:38:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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