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Effects of Eight Weeks of High-intensity Interval Training on Blood Glucose Control, Endothelial Function, and Visceral Fat in Obese Adults

Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in the United States and type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity lead to cardiovascular disease. Obese adults are more susceptible to CVD compared to their non-obese counterparts. Exercise training leads to large reductions in the risk of CVD and T2D. Recent evidence suggests high-intensity interval training (HIT) may yield similar or superior benefits in a shorter amount of time compared to traditional continuous exercise training. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of HIT to continuous (CONT) exercise training for the improvement of endothelial function, glucose control, and visceral adipose tissue. Seventeen obese men (N=9) and women (N=8) were randomized to eight ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Sawyer, Brandon (Author) / Gaesser, Glenn A (Advisor) / Shaibi, Gabriel (Committee member) / Lee, Chong (Committee member) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Buman, Matthew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Cardiovascular Disease / Diabetes / Exercise / Flow-mediated dilation / High-intensity Interval Training / Obesity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 177 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Exercise and Wellness 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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