A randomised controlled trial of progressive resistance training in older type 2 diabetics at cardiovascular risk. [ 2008 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Weight-lifting exercise to reduce insulin resistance in overweight older adults with type 2 diabetes

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Researchers: Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Nalin Singh Dr David Simar Prof Anthony O'Sullivan Prof Bernhard Baune
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Brief description Australia has one of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, especially in older adults. A weight-lifting intervention could simultaneously improve glucose metabolism, physical fitness, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease risk, lipid levels, muscle mass, and fat mass, even without an overall change in body weight. We hypothesise that a high intensity weight-lifting exercise regimen will be associated with significant improvements compared to a low intensity regimen.

Funding Amount $AUD 848,659.24

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

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