Effects of exercise alone on insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance in obese youth

So Jung Lee, Yoon Myung Kim

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Abstract

As with the dramatic increases in childhood obesity over the past decades, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has increased among children and adolescents in the United States. Insulin resistance is a common feature of childhood obesity and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and atherogenic lipoprotein profile in obese youth. Although cross-sectional studies report beneficial effects of physical activity or cardiorespiratory fitness on insulin sensitivity, the role of regular exercise alone (e.g., no calorie restriction) as a strategy to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes is unclear in obese children and adolescents. In this mini review, we examined the independent effects of various exercise on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in obese youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalDiabetes and Metabolism Journal
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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