Aerobic interval training vs. continuous moderate exercise in the metabolic syndrome of rats artificially selected for low aerobic capacity

  • Haram P
  • Kemi O
  • Lee S
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AIMS: The recent development of a rat model that closely resembles the metabolic syndrome allows for studies of the mechanisms of amelioration of the syndrome by exercise training. Here, we compared the effectiveness for reducing cardiovascular risk factors by exercise training programs of different exercise intensities. METHODS: Metabolic syndrome rats were subjected to either continuous moderate-intensity exercise (CME) or high-intensity aerobic interval training (AIT). RESULTS: AIT was more effective than CME at reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors linked to the metabolic syndrome. Thus, AIT produced a larger stimulus than CME for increasing maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2max); 45% vs. 10%, p

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  • Blood Pressure
  • Exercise
  • Hypertension
  • Liver
  • Rats
  • Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Syndrome
  • blood
  • metabolism
  • methods
  • pm2008 49

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  • P M Haram

  • O J Kemi

  • S J Lee

  • M O Bendheim

  • Q Y Al-Share

  • H L Waldum

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