The Effect of Aerobic Exercise with Synbiotic Supplement Consumption on Aerobic Capacity in Postmenopausal Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 2040-SSRC
1دانشجو، دانشکده تربیت بدنی، گروه تربیت بدنی، دانشگاه صنعتی شاهرود، شاهرود، ایران.
2دانشیار گروه فیزیولوژی دانشکده تربیت بدنی و علوم ورزشی، دانشگاه صنعتی شاهرود
3کارشناسی ارشد فیزیولوژی ورزشی- گرایش فیزیولوژی ورزشی و تندرستی، دانشگاه صنعتی شاهرود
Diabetes is considered one of the major causes of morbidity, mortality, and increased healthcare costs worldwide. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the impact of aerobic exercise with Synbiotic supplement consumption on aerobic capacity in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. In this quasi-experimental study, 39 postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, with an average age of 55.46±7.79 years and a body mass index of 28.72±5.86 (kg/m²), were randomly assigned to three groups (aerobic exercise + placebo, aerobic exercise + Synbiotic supplement, and Synbiotic supplement only) based on fasting blood sugar levels. Aerobic exercise was conducted for 12 weeks (3 sessions per week), each session consisting of a 10-minute warm-up, 25 minutes of activity at 40-45% of maximum heart rate, with an increase in duration by 5 minutes every two weeks and intensity by 5%, and a 5-minute cool-down. Synbiotic supplements were consumed one hour after lunch, with a daily dose of one capsule containing 1 × 10^9 CFU of Synbiotic. Aerobic capacity was measured at the beginning and end of the study. The Shapiro-Wilk test was used to check for normality, and analysis of covariance and post hoc test were employed for statistical analysis. The results indicated that both the exercise + placebo and exercise + Synbiotic supplement groups had a significant effect on increasing aerobic capacity. This suggests that Synbiotic supplement consumption alone may not be associated with an increase in VO2max; rather, aerobic and endurance exercises combined with Synbiotic supplement consumption may contribute to improving aerobic capacity in individuals with type 2 diabetes