ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479Effects of a Short-Term Circuit Resistance Training with and without Crocus Sativus (Saffron) supplementation on Plasma Viscosity and Fibrinogen in young male college students
1Abbass Ghanbari-Niaki, 2Ayoub saeidi ∗
1. PhD in Exercise Physiology, Professor of Exercise Biochemistry Division, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Mazandaran, Iran.
2. PhD student in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Biochemistry Division, Faculty of Physical
Education and Sport Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Mazandaran, Iran.
Thrombus Atherosclerotic plays an important role in cardiovascular disease and peripheral
arterial systems and is one of the effective factors in mortality due to cardiovascular diseases of industrialized world (1). Change in levels of blood proteins such as albumin and fibrinogen increases according to the shape and size of the protein , so that the relationship between high levels of fibrinogen and increase in blood and plasma viscosity is well understood (2). Recent evidence has shown the role of fibrinogen in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis vascular diseases and possibly as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (3). there is little information about the effects of sport activities especially resistance activities on blood viscosity , plasma and fibrinogen. The saffron plant, being interested in Iran and other nations has been known as an expensive flavor for all tastes (4). In is said that saffron has antioxidant properties that increase Glutathione level and prevent lipid oxidation (5). Thus considering the influence of resistance exercises on permanent increase in blood viscosity and plasma induced by increase in fibrinogen , Albumin , total protein and hematocrit following resistance activities, the aim of this was to examine the effect of circuit resistance exercises (12 stations ) with taking various parts of saffron (upper part , bottom part and petal sweat of saffron ) on Viscosity and Fibrinogen.