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Research finds that muscle increases insulin sensitivity

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by jonbey, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. jonbey

    jonbey · Newbie

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    For T2 diabetes, to prevent and help manage, recent research by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association has determined that increasing muscle mass helps to increase insulin sensitivity. So, another reason to do more exercise.

    Article: "Increase Muscle to Fight Diabetes"
    http://www.motleyhealth.com/news/increase-muscle-to-fight-diabetes
     
  2. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Oh bother - at last I am going to have to exercise!!

    The gym demon has finally got me!

    Doug

    PS Thanks for the information Jonbey
     
  3. Grazer

    Grazer · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good, except that I don't have much in the way of muscle despite exercising! Question though, is it the extra muscle, or the reduction in fatty deposits that also comes as a result of exercise that reduces the resistance? How can they know?
     
  4. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Actually, it's not recent research, the statement looks at lots of different research and makes recommendations.
    Far too long to try to summarise.
    This is the conclusion:
    http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fullt ... 0100319xMP
     
  5. catherinecherub

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  6. Fencer

    Fencer · Well-Known Member

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but you cannot target specific areas to burn fat.
     
  7. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Don't know Fencer, I was only putting the article forward.
    I remember there were aerobic classes specifically targeting "Bums and Tums". :)
     
  8. Fencer

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    Yeah, I think that would be targetting muscle build and toning of those areas, rather than burning fat. The unfortunate truth is that when burning fat, the tummy is left until last :(

    I'm just wondering though, if there is anything in the types of fats stored in your belly that the article talks about though.
     
  9. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm T2, and have tried in vain for YEARS to build muscle. I'm quite happy at the gym doing resistance training (although notrecently!) - but I find it extremely difficult to build muscle.

    D'you think it's because I'm T2 that it's hard to build muscle mass?
     
  10. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    The aerobic work in that study mentioned by Catherine was quite intensive
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    The researcher says that he thinks more moderate exercise would work but take longer .personally if drop below about 12 miles a week, I not only put on weight but my fasting glucose levels begin to get higher and I need to take more insulin for meals.(so insulin sensitivity gets lower)
    I don't do much resistance training at all, I try to do some flexibility and abdominal muscle exercises but I'm not nearly as consistent as I should be.
     
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