Skip to comments.CBS: Vigorous Exercise Key In Fat Fight (Naaaaw, REALLY?)
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 ...
Damn... That explains alot!!!
How much money was spent on this study?
What font is the report in?
Admittedly, I only read the headline, rapidly, but how's about posting some photos of this cat fight?
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
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.
Shoot, I owe a whole bunch of beer an apology.
Wonder how much tax $$ went to fund this study?
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.
What would we do without CBS News?
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.
How could the human race have ever survived without C-BS ???
WHAT'S YOUR WEEKLY WORKOUT ROUTINE?
This study was, however, immediately classified as top secret by Shumer, Biden and Kennedy.
Run 12 to 16 miles per week. Weight lift about 3 times per week. Eat clean.
Good one, but you forgot Hildebeast, Sheila Jackson Lee, Pelosi,Cynthia McKinney, Kerry, Byrd, Leahy . . .
Inactivity, exercise, and visceral fat. STRRIDE: a randomized, controlled study of exercise intensity and amountIn 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.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.
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