The effect of a home-based strength training program on type 2 diabetes risk in obese Latino boys

Louise A. Kelly, Armando Loza, Xaio Lin, E. Todd Schroeder, Adrienne Hughes, Alison Kirk, Ann-Marie Knowles

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Abstract

This paper is designed to determine the effects of a home-based strength training (HBST) intervention on insulin sensitivity (SI), compensatory acute insulin response and β-cell function, body composition measures, and maximum strength in obese Latino boys. A total of 26 obese Latino males aged between 14 and 18 years were randomized to either a twice-weekly (n=15) or a control group (C; n=15) for 16 weeks. HBST for 16 weeks, composed of two 1-h sessions per week. Outcome measures were assessed pre-and post-intervention/control condition and included SI, acute insulin response to glucose (AIR) and disposition index (DI), fasting glucose, 2-h glucose, body composition using waist-hip circumferences, body mass index (BMI), dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, blood pressure, and strength by 1-repetition maximum. A repeated measures GLM was used to assess differences in changes in outcome measures, between the C and the HBST groups. There were no significant overall intervention effects on any of the outcome variables (p<0.05). These results suggest that an HBST does not improve SI, maximal strength or decrease adiposity in obese Latino boys.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315–322
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume28
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2015

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Keywords

  • training system
  • type 2 diabetes
  • Latino boys
  • obesity
  • strength training
  • insulin resistance

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