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Endurance Training and Obesity: Effect on Substrate Metabolism and Insulin Sensitivity.

Title and Abstract

Venables MC AND AE Jeukendrup. Endurance training and obesity: effect on substrate metabolism and insulin sensitivity.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Mar;40(3):495-502.

PURPOSE:: Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus are disease states associated with hallmark features such as insulin resistance and an impaired ability to oxidize lipids. It has recently been reported that an optimal exercise intensity for fat oxidation (FATmax) exists; we hypothesize that continuous exercise training at this specific intensity can lead to greater improvements in fat oxidation and insulin sensitivity than a eucaloric interval training program.… Read More