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Tuesday, December 6 • 11:35am - 11:55am
The Power Of Muscle: Resistance Exercise And Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D), characterized by insulin resistance, has now reached epidemic proportions worldwide. While aerobic endurance training (AET) has long been recommended as an intervention for T2D, research shows that resistance exercise offers a viable alternative that may be more feasible for some people. The purpose of this project is to review information from randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and other scientific articles regarding the effects of resistance training on factors associated with T2D. This will include reviews of information on the pathogenesis of T2D, historical developments in the understanding of the disease, and studies concerning AET’s affects on metabolic processes. However, the effect of muscle contraction on glucose transport and other metabolic pathways will be the main focus of this research. Consideration will be given to dose-response relationships, the role of relative muscle mass, and other findings related to the subject. Studies of various possible mediators of contraction-induced signaling mechanisms in muscle will be included along with current articles regarding epigenetics.


Tuesday December 6, 2016 11:35am - 11:55am
034 Karpen Hall

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