Comparison Of Changes In Fasting Glucose Levels After Aerobic Exercise Training In Pre- And Post-menopausal African American Women
African American women have the greatest incidence rate of type II diabetes amongst all ethnic groups in the United States. Moreover, menopause confers a greater risk for the onset of type II diabetes. Aerobic exercise training (AEXT) has been well demonstrated to improve glucose metabolism and aid in the prevention of type II diabetes; however the effects of menopausal status on the exercise-induced adaptations in glucose metabolism have not been previously investigated.
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of a 6-month AEXT intervention on fasting plasma glucose levels in pre- and post-menopausal African American women without clinically diagnosed type II diabetes.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
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Vin CG, Diaz KM, Feairheller DL, Sturgeon KM, Veerabhadrappa P, Williamson ST, Crabbe DL, Kretzschmar J, Brown MD. Comparison of Changes in Fasting Glucose Levels After Aerobic Exercise Training in Pre- and Post-Menopausal African American Women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 43:5. Supp. 2011.
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