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Modification of insulin sensitivity and glycemic control by activity and exercise.

Roberts CK, Little JP, Thyfault JP.

1Exercise and Metabolic Disease Research Laboratory, Translational Sciences Section, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; 2Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, CANADA; 3Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; and 4Medicine-Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Type 2 diabetes has progressed into a major contributor to preventable death, and developing optimal therapeutic strategies to prevent future type 2 diabetes and its primary clinical manifestation of cardiovascular disease is a major public health challenge. This article will provide a brief overview of the role of activity and exercise in modulating insulin sensitivity and will outline the effect of physical activity, high-intensity interval training, and resistance training on insulin sensitivity and glycemic control.

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