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Project Citation: 

Allison, David B., and Fisher, Gordon. High Intensity Interval- vs Moderate Intensity- Training for Improving Cardiometabolic Health in Overweight or Obese Males: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-01-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/E100179V1

Persistent URL:  http://doi.org/10.3886/E100179V1

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary Purpose: To compare the effects of six weeks of high intensity interval training (HIIT) vs continuous moderate intensity training (MIT) for improving body composition, insulin sensitivity (SI), blood pressure, blood lipids, and cardiovascular fitness in a cohort of sedentary overweight or obese young men. We hypothesized that HIIT would result in similar improvements in body composition, cardiovascular fitness, blood lipids, and SI as compared to the MIT group, despite requiring only one hour of activity per week compared to five hours per week for the MIT group. Twenty-eight sedentary overweight or obese men (age, 20 ± 1.5 years, body mass index 29.5 ± 3.3 kg/m2) participated in a six week exercise treatment. Participants were randomly assigned to HIIT or MIT and evaluated at baseline and post-training. DXA was used to assess body composition, graded treadmill exercise test to measure cardiovascular fitness, oral glucose tolerance to measure SI, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to assess lipoprotein particles, and automatic auscultation to measure blood pressure.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources The Coca-Cola Foundation ; National Institutes of Health (P30DK056336); National Institutes of Health (UL1RR025777); National Institutes of Health ( T32DK062710)

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Liproproteins; Blood; Obesity; Blood Pressure; Lipids; Physical Fitness; Exercise; Insulin
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage Alabama
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