High-Intensity Interval Training and Continuous Training with Intermittent Calorie Restriction in Overweight Women: Effect on the Inflammation and Lipid Profile

The purpose of the study was to explore the combination of ICR with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or continuous training over a 8-weeks on inflammatory and lipid profile indexes in overweight women. In the current quasi-experimental study, 36 overweight and obese women were randomly grouped in four groups (n = 9/group) for an additional 8 weeks as follows: 1) intermittent caloric restriction (N=9) (20% lower energy intake), 2) continuous training+ICR (N=11) (20% energy deficit created by 10% CR and 10% EE through CT), 3) High-Intensity Interval Training+ICR (N=9) (20% energy deficit created by 10% CR and 10% EE through HIIT) and 4) control (N=9) (remain on diet). Blood samples were collected to measure the inflammatory indexes (the number of environmental blood leukocytes and C-reactive protein) as well as lipid profile (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL). Data were analyzed using Shapiro–Wilk tests to investigate the natural distribution of the data; repetitive variance was also used to investigate the mean difference between phases and the interactive effect between phases and groups; Bonferroni post-hoc test was also used for comparing intergroup changes in the significance level of α < 0.05. Eight weeks of HIIT and continuous training with ICR led to significant changes in all indexes including lipid profile (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglyceride), VO2max, CRP compared to the pre-test phase. Moreover, there was a significant intergroup difference in the indexes of lipid profile and CRP among control group and ICR, HIIT+ICR and ICR+ continuous groups, lastly, there was also an intergroup cholesterol index (ICR) and HIIT+ICR and ICR+continuous groups (p


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