Modification of Insulin Sensitivity and Glycemic Control by Activity and Exercise


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Abstract

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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