Fatness, Fitness and Insulin Sensitivity

It is well established that exercise improves insulin sensitivity through both glycogen depletion and activation of non-insulin mediated glucose transport.

Obesity is associated with insulin resistance. Aerobic exercise is at least partially corrective for obese individuals.

Overall, the best insulin sensitivity is found in normal weight, fit individuals and the worst insulin sensitivity is found in overweight, unfit individuals.

PMID: 17712133

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