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Effects of Muscle Contraction Frequency on Blood Glucose Control, Insulin Sensitivity, Endothelial Function and Blood Pressure Among Obese Males

Abstract Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are major health burdens. Diabetes is a primary risk factor of cardiovascular disease, and there is a strong link between obesity and risk of developing diabetes. With the prevalence of prediabetes highest among overweight/obese individuals, investigation into preventative strategies are needed. Aerobic exercise is a potent stimulus for both insulin and non-insulin dependent glucose uptake into the skeletal muscle. A single exercise session can improve insulin sensitivity within hours after exercise. The effects of intensity, type, and volume of exercise on glucose homeostasis have been studied extensively; however, controlling for muscle contraction frequency with a constant exercise intensity and workl... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Jarrett, Catherine Lee (Author) / Gaesser, Glenn A (Advisor) / Angadi, Siddhartha S (Committee member) / Dickinson, Jared M (Committee member) / Whisner, Corrie M (Committee member) / Todd, Michael W (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Aerobic Exercise / Blood Pressure / Cycling Cadence / Endothelial Function / Insulin Sensitivity / Obesity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 115 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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