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Vol. 45. Issue 165.
Pages 3-7 (January - March 2010)
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Vol. 45. Issue 165.
Pages 3-7 (January - March 2010)
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Changes in body composition in pre and post menopausal women after an aerobic program
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María Concepción Robles Gila,
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mcroblesgil@unex.es

Autor para correspondencia. mcroblesgil@unex.es
, Diego Muñoz Marínb, Guillermo J. Olcina Camachob, Rafael Timón Andradab, Marcos Maynar Mariñoa
a Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, España
b Departamento de Didáctica de la Expresión Musical, Plástica y Corporal, Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, España
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Introduction and objective

Menopause is associated with hormonal changes and with several physiological changes, as a tendency to increase body fat mass. This may influence in a negative way on health status in pre and post menopausal women. Hence, the aim of this study is to explain modifications in body composition in pre and post menopausal women after performing and aerobic training program.

Material and methods

Sedentary women (n=30) were involved in this study which performed a six month physical training program based in aerobic sessions. Anthropometric analysis was carried out in order to determine body composition and body fat mass distribution before and after the physical program.

Results

There were not differences in body weight, body fat percentage or muscle mass in neither of groups after 6 month performing the aerobic training. Furthermore, there were not statistically significant changes in body fat distribution. We only founded some changes in triceps skin fold in postmenopausal group.

Conclusions

Six month after performing a physical training based in aerobic sessions does not produce significant changes in body composition in sedentary pre or post menopausal women.

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