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The Effect of Exercise Training on Pulmonary Function in Type 2 Diabetic Men
M.T. Afshonpour, A. Ghalavand, R. Rezaee , A. Habibi
Sama Technical and Vocational Training College Tehran Branch,(Andisheh) Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , rooholah.rezaee@yahoo.com
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Background: Type 2 diabetes is associated with reduced lung function. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exercise training on indicators of lung function in type 2 diabetic men.

Materials and Methods: The population of the research was all men with diabetes type II in District 2 of Ahwaz. Twenty four patients with diabetes type II, aged 40-55 years and fasting blood glucose lower than 200 mg /dl were selected by purposive sampling. First, the anthropometric variables and indices of lung function were measured, then subjects were randomly divided into two groups (experimental, n=12 and control, n=12). Combined exercise training was done for 8 weeks (5 days/week, 30 to 50 minutes) for experimental group. To analyze the changes in the parameters, one-way ANOVA was applied. P-value ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Result: After eight-week combined exercise training, pulmonary indicators FVC FEV1, PEF, FEV/FVC and VO2max significantly increased. Blood glucose and HBA1c significantly reduced. Also, the inverse relationship between blood glucose and pulmonary indicators was observed (P≤ 0.05).

Conclusion: It seems that regular combined exercise training can lower blood glucose levels in diabetic patients, are effective therapeutic interventions for improving lung function and VO2max in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Keywords: Exercise training, Pulmonary Function, Type 2 diabetes
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Received: 2016/02/07 | Accepted: 2016/02/07 | Published: 2016/02/07
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Afshonpour M, Ghalavand A, Rezaee R, Habibi A. The Effect of Exercise Training on Pulmonary Function in Type 2 Diabetic Men. aumj. 2015; 4 (4) :255-265
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