Effects of martial arts exercise on body composition, serum biomarkers and quality of life in overweight/obese premenopausal women: a pilot study

  title={Effects of martial arts exercise on body composition, serum biomarkers and quality of life in overweight/obese premenopausal women: a pilot study},
  author={Ming-Chien Chyu and Yan Zhang and Jean-Michel Brism{\'e}e and Raul Y Dagda and Eugene Chaung and Vera von Bergen and Susan Doctolero and Chwan-Li Shen},
  journal={Clinical medicine insights. Women's health},
  pages={55 - 65}
Various exercise interventions have been shown to benefit weight control and general health in different populations. However, very few studies have been conducted on martial arts exercise (MAE). The objective of this pilot study is to evaluate the efficacy of 12 weeks of MAE intervention on body composition, serum biomarkers and quality of life (QOL) in overweight/obese premenopausal women. We found that subjects in the MAE group did not lose body weight, while they significantly decreased fat… 

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