Korean J Sports Med.  2018 Sep;36(3):126-134. 10.5763/kjsm.2018.36.3.126.

Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training and Natural Fermented Vinegar on Body Composition and Cardiopulmonary Function in Middle Aged Women

  • 1Department of Physical Education, College of Physical Education, Keimyung University, Daegu,Korea. kjk744@kmu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Natural Science, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 3KMF Co., Ltd., Daegu, Korea.


The aim of this study was to examine the effects of long-term endurance exercise and natural fermented vinegar on body composition and cardiopulmonary function of 50-aged postmenopausal women.
Subjects were divided into four groups (sedentary group, aerobic exercise group, natural fermented vinegar group, and aerobic exercise plus natural fermented vinegar group) to perform natural fermented vinegar intake or aerobic exercise for 8 weeks. Body weight, body composition, cardio-pulmonary function test, and blood concentration of glucose, lipid profiles, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase were measured.
The results showed that natural fermented vinegar or aerobic exercise training for 8 weeks no significantly improved body weight control and body composition. However, natural fermented vinegar plus aerobic exercise training for 8 weeks significantly improved cardiopulmonary function.
These results suggest that natural fermented vinegar plus aerobic exercise training has a significant effect on anti-fatigue.


Aerobic exercise; Fatigue; Obesity; Vinegar; Women

MeSH Terms

Acetic Acid*
Alanine Transaminase
Aspartate Aminotransferases
Body Composition*
Body Weight
Middle Aged*
Acetic Acid
Alanine Transaminase
Aspartate Aminotransferases


  • Fig. 1. Changes of percentage of body fat after treatments.

  • Fig. 2. Changes of maximal oxygen uptake after treatments (∗p<0.05 compared to pre-exercise).

  • Fig. 3. Changes of heart rate in post-exercise 15 minutes (∗p<0.05 compared to pre-exercise). HR: heart rate.


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