Journal article

Interrupting Sitting Time with Simple Resistance Activities Lowers Postprandial Insulinemia in Adults with Overweight or Obesity

Robyn Larsen, Hamza Ali, Paddy C Dempsey, Megan Grace, Francis Dillon, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Neale Cohen, Neville Owen, Daniel J Green, David W Dunstan

OBESITY | WILEY | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the effects on postprandial glucose and insulin responses of interrupting sitting time with brief bouts of simple resistance activities (SRAs) in adults with overweight or obesity. METHODS: Participants (n = 19) were recruited for a randomized crossover trial involving the following two 6-hour conditions: (1) uninterrupted sitting or (2) sitting with 3-minute bouts of SRAs (half-squats, calf raises, gluteal contractions, and knee raises) every 30 minutes (total duration = 27 minutes). Incremental areas under the curve (iAUC) for glucose, insulin, and insulin:glucose ratio were analyzed as prespecified secondary outcomes using mixed-effects log-linear re..

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