عنوان مقاله [English]
Background & Purpose: Disturbances in the lipid metabolism cause cardiovascular disease. Reduced physical activity and removing some food-drugs have accelerated the development of these complications. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of circuit resistance training and saffron supplementation on plasma lipid and lipoprotein profile in young college men.
Material and Method: 44 healthy male subjects with average age 21.63±2.04 year and body mass index 22.30±2.61 kg/m2 were divided into four groups including: water-training, sweat petals-training, style saffron-training and stigma-training. Resistance training consisted of 12 stations (each station lasts for 30 seconds at 40% of one repetition maximum) for 2 weeks (5 sessions per week). Saffron was used daily, 500 mg twice a day, in the morning and immediately after exercise. Blood samples were taken before and 48 hours after the last session and were used for analysis of total cholesterol, triglyceride, low density lipoprotein, very low density lipoprotein, lipoprotein a and high density lipoprotein. One-way ANOVA and Bonferroni post hoc test at the significant level P Results: The results showed, there is significant difference between groups in mean of Lp(a) levels (P Conclusion: The results in this study indicated that the usage of saffron supplementation in combination with circuit resistance training cause improve Lp (a) plasma concentration.