Comparable Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training and Prolonged Continuous Exercise Training on Abdominal Visceral Fat Reduction in Obese Young WomenReport as inadecuate




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Journal of Diabetes Research - Volume 2017 2017, Article ID 5071740, 9 pages - https:-doi.org-10.1155-2017-5071740

Research Article

Physical Education College, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China

Provincial Key Lab of Measurement and Evaluation in Human Movement and Bio-Information, Hebei, China

Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

The Third Hospital of Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang, China

School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia

Correspondence should be addressed to Yuxiu He

Received 29 July 2016; Revised 7 November 2016; Accepted 30 November 2016; Published 1 January 2017

Academic Editor: Raffaele Marfella

Copyright © 2017 Haifeng Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study compared the effect of prolonged moderate-intensity continuous training MICT on reducing abdominal visceral fat in obese young women with that of work-equivalent 300 kJ-training session high-intensity interval training HIIT. Forty-three participants received either HIIT , MICT , or no training CON, for 12 weeks. The abdominal visceral fat area AVFA and abdominal subcutaneous fat area ASFA of the participants were measured through computed tomography scans preintervention and postintervention. Total fat mass and the fat mass of the android, gynoid, and trunk regions were assessed through dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Following HIIT and MICT, comparable reductions in AVFA −9.1, −9.2 cm

, ASFA −35, −28.3 cm

, and combined AVFA and ASFA −44.7, −37.5 cm

, were observed. Similarly, reductions in fat percentage −2.5%, −2.4%, total fat mass −2.8, −2.8 kg, and fat mass of the android −0.3, −0.3 kg, gynoid −0.5, −0.7 kg, and trunk −1.6, −1.2 kg, regions did not differ between HIIT and MICT. No variable changed in CON. In conclusion, MICT consisting of prolonged sessions has no quantitative advantage, compared with that resulting from HIIT, in abdominal visceral fat reduction. HIIT appears to be the predominant strategy for controlling obesity because of its time efficiency.





Author: Haifeng Zhang, Tom K. Tong, Weifeng Qiu, Xu Zhang, Shi Zhou, Yang Liu, and Yuxiu He

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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