While there are compelling observational data confirming that individuals who exercise are healthier, the efficacy of aerobic exercise interventions to reduce metabolic risk and improve insulin sensitivity in older people has not been fully elucidated. Furthermore, while low birth weight has been shown to predict adverse health outcomes later in life, its influence on the response to aerobic exercise is unknown. Our primary objective is to assess the efficacy of a fully supervised twelve week aerobic exercise intervention in reducing clustered metabolic risk in healthy older adults. A secondary objective is to determine the influence of low birth weight on the response to exercise in this group.

Direct Link: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6823-9-15

Journal: BMC endocrine disorders. 2009 Dec;9(1):1-9

Keywords: aerobic exercise, birth weight, energy expenditure, liver steatosis, older adults, Physical Activity, randomised controlled trial,

Applications: Energy Expenditure,

CamNtech Reference: AH09002

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