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Exercise necessary for the loss of belly fat in diabetic women
Monday, January 03, 2005 9:28 am Email this article
Exercise is necessary for the loss of belly fat in diabetic women according to a new study. Diet or diet plus exercised caused an average weight loss of 9.9 lbs in three months
Women lost a similar amount of weight with diet or diet plus exercise.
Both groups lost an average of approximately 9.9 pounds in a little over three months, however, only the diet plus exercise had a loss of visceral fat, that is belly fat that surrounds internal organs.
Subjects: 33 obese postmenopausal diabetic women
The study involved 33 obese postmenopausal diabetic women with an average body mass index (BMI) of 34.6.
Giannopoulou I, Ploutz-Snyder LL, Carhart R, Weinstock R, Fernhall B, Goulopoulou S, Kanaley J. Exercise is required for visceral fat loss in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Dec 14
Department of Exercise Science
Syracuse, NY, 13244
Department of Cardiology
Joslin Diabetes Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University and VA Medical Center
Syracuse, NY, 13210
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