Journal of Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome



J Korean Soc Study Obes 2001; 10(2): 137-146

Published online June 1, 2001

Copyright © Korean Society for the Study of Obesity.

The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Cardiorespiratory Function and Apolipoprotein in the Elderly Women

Jin-Kee Park,Sang-Kab Park

Department of Physical Education, Dong-A University


Background & Methods: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aerobic
exercise on cardiorespiratory function and Apolipoprotein in elderly women. The subjects were
composed of 14 elderly Women. The aerobic exercise program was composed of 50∼65%
HRmax (Intensity), 30 minutes per day (Duration), 4 frequencies per week (Frequency). Paired
sample t-test was used to determine the difference of baseline and 12 weeks aerobic exercise. The
0.05 level of significance was as critical level for the study.
Reasult: The results are summarized as follow;
1. After 12 weeks, O2 max was significantly (p<.01) increased 0.11 l/min (8.50%), 0.45 ml/kg
/min (2.42%) respectively in aerobics exercise group.
2. T-C, TG were significantly (p<.01) decreased 6.29 mg/dL (2.99%), 15.14 mg/dL (9.19%)
respectively in aerobics exercise group.
3. LDL-C, Apo B were significantly (p<.05) decreased 5.26 (3.42%) mg/dL, 12.57 mg/dL
(10.55%) respectively in aerobics exercise group.
4. HDL-C, Apo A-I were significantly (p<.05) (p<.01) increased 2.76 mg/dL (8.26%), 11.42
mg/dL (8.59%) respectively in aerobic exercise group.
5. Atherogenic Index was significantly (p<.01) decreased 1.08 (23.32%) in aerobics exercise group.
Conclusion: We demonstrated that Apo A-I was increased, Apo B was decreased in aerobic
exercise group. Therefore aerobic exercise may be prevent cardiovascular diseas.

Keywords: Aerobic exercise, Apo A-I, Apo B, Atherogenic Index