Physical Training Per se

2014-08-27 03:15:04 | BioPortfolio


The investigators aimed to evaluate the health benefits of physical training per se, weight loss per se and exercise-induced weight loss in young, overweight men. The investigators hypothesized that physical training would have independent effects on various health parameters (insulin sensitivity, fasting glucose and insulin, total and abdominal fat mass, waist circumference, blood pressure and key muscle proteins), and that a concomitant weight loss from physical activity would increase the effect.


At baseline, during the intervention and in the week following the intervention participants underwent a panel of tests:

- Cardio respiratory fitness

- blood pressure

- anthropometric measures

At baseline and after the intervention a hyperinsulinemic, euglycemic clamp were performed to asses insulin sensitivity.

Tissue and blood samples were also collected for further analysis:

- Total-protein analysis of selected proteins

- Fasting plasma glucose, insulin and free fatty acids

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Insulin Sensitivity


12 weeks of lifestyle change


University of Copenhagen, Faculty Of Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences




University of Copenhagen

Results (where available)

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