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CBS: Vigorous Exercise Key In Fat Fight (Naaaaw, REALLY?)
CBS News ^ | September 14, 2005 | WebMD

Posted on 09/15/2005 11:49:33 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

(WebMD) If you do just one thing to fight fat, exercise might be the way to go, judging by a new study.

Consider the study's results:

Inactivity led to a buildup of fat deep inside the belly.

Modest amounts of exercise held the line on deep belly fat.

Higher amounts of exercise cut deep belly fat and fat around the waist.

The study appears in The Journal of Physiology. It took place at Duke University under the supervision of exercise physiologist Cris Slentz, Ph.D., and colleagues.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: diet; duh; exercise; fat; geereally
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You're KIDDING!!
1 posted on 09/15/2005 11:49:35 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Damn... That explains alot!!!


2 posted on 09/15/2005 11:50:21 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: DaveLoneRanger

How much money was spent on this study?


3 posted on 09/15/2005 11:51:12 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I would believe this except for one thing:

What font is the report in?

4 posted on 09/15/2005 11:52:22 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Admittedly, I only read the headline, rapidly, but how's about posting some photos of this cat fight?

  Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

5 posted on 09/15/2005 11:53:06 AM PDT by End Times Sentinel (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Deep belly fat (technically called "visceral fat" or fat surrounding organs within the abdomen) has been linked to health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of risk factors that greatly increase the chance of developing these diseases.

Hmmm. I guess this is why men tend to get thicker through the middle, even when they have no external fat?

I am so close to a completely flat tummy, but my actual poundage is still pretty high...I guess I'll have to try this, next...SIGH.

6 posted on 09/15/2005 11:53:17 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Inactivity led to a buildup of fat deep inside the belly.

Shoot, I owe a whole bunch of beer an apology.

7 posted on 09/15/2005 11:53:40 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Wonder how much tax $$ went to fund this study?


8 posted on 09/15/2005 11:53:51 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Oh my God.

I did a study, funded by the gubmint o'course, that indicated if you don't say stupid things, people have less of a tendency to think you are an idiot.

Whoda thunk???

9 posted on 09/15/2005 11:53:58 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

What would we do without CBS News?


10 posted on 09/15/2005 11:53:58 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel Rocks!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
..Dan Rather (NOT) reporting...
11 posted on 09/15/2005 11:54:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: AppyPappy

heehee


12 posted on 09/15/2005 11:54:49 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

It's all calories. Unless you are a marathon runner, you can't burn off what the average American eats in a day. Lifting and walking or jogging 30 minutes a day isn't going to make you lose weight unless you go low calorie, too.


13 posted on 09/15/2005 11:55:10 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: DaveLoneRanger

How could the human race have ever survived without C-BS ???


14 posted on 09/15/2005 11:56:10 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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POLL QUESTION FOR FREEPERS:

WHAT'S YOUR WEEKLY WORKOUT ROUTINE?


15 posted on 09/15/2005 11:56:51 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: DaveLoneRanger

16 posted on 09/15/2005 11:57:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: teenyelliott
I did a study, funded by the gubmint o'course, that indicated if you don't say stupid things, people have less of a tendency to think you are an idiot.

This study was, however, immediately classified as top secret by Shumer, Biden and Kennedy.

17 posted on 09/15/2005 12:02:14 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: hispanarepublicana

Run 12 to 16 miles per week. Weight lift about 3 times per week. Eat clean.


18 posted on 09/15/2005 12:09:21 PM PDT by Obadiah
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To: ModelBreaker

Good one, but you forgot Hildebeast, Sheila Jackson Lee, Pelosi,Cynthia McKinney, Kerry, Byrd, Leahy . . .


19 posted on 09/15/2005 12:10:13 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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While it's easy to make fun of a study that appears to just confirm the obvious, when you look at the actual study it's not as useless as it may seem at first glance at the fluffy CBS article about it:
Inactivity, exercise, and visceral fat. STRRIDE: a randomized, controlled study of exercise intensity and amount
Abstract: Despite the importance of randomized, dose-response studies for proper evaluation of effective clinical interventions, there have been no dose-response studies on the effects of exercise amount on abdominal obesity, a major risk factor for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. One hundred seventy-five sedentary, overweight men and women with mild to moderate dyslipidemia were randomly assigned to participate for 6 mo in a control group or for approximately 8 mo in one of three exercise groups: 1) low amount, moderate intensity, equivalent to walking 12 miles/wk (19.2 km) at 40-55% of peak oxygen consumption; 2) low amount, vigorous intensity, equivalent to jogging 12 miles/wk at 65-80% of peak oxygen consumption; or 3) high amount, vigorous intensity, equivalent to jogging 20 miles/wk (32.0 km). Computed tomography scans were analyzed for abdominal fat. Controls gained visceral fat (8.6 +/- 17.2%; P = 0.001). The equivalent of 11 miles of exercise per week, at either intensity, prevented significant accumulation of visceral fat. The highest amount of exercise resulted in decreased visceral (-6.9 +/- 20.8%; P = 0.038) and subcutaneous (-7.0 +/- 10.8%; P < 0.001) abdominal fat. Significant gains in visceral fat over only 6 mo emphasize the high cost of continued inactivity. A modest exercise program, consistent with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control/American College of Sports Medicine (CDC/ACSM), prevented significant increases in visceral fat. Importantly, a modest increase over the CDC/ACSM exercise recommendations resulted in significant decreases in visceral, subcutaneous, and total abdominal fat without changes in caloric intake.
In other words, the purpose of the study wasn't to determine or verify if "exercise helps you lose weight", it was to determine exactly how much exercise, of what type, is needed to remove how much fat of a particular type. The findings will be very useful to doctors and others who want to be able to best tailor appropriate exercise programs for their clients. The study was conducted to provide guidelines on the appropriate "dosage" of exercise, in other words.
20 posted on 09/15/2005 12:10:36 PM PDT by Ichneumon
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