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Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Fitness, Fat Mass and Cardiometabolic Biomarkers in Children with Obesity: A Randomised Controlled Trial

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Title
Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Fitness, Fat Mass and Cardiometabolic Biomarkers in Children with Obesity: A Randomised Controlled Trial
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Sports Medicine, August 2017
DOI 10.1007/s40279-017-0777-0
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Katrin A. Dias, Charlotte B. Ingul, Arnt E. Tjønna, Shelley E. Keating, Sjaan R. Gomersall, Turid Follestad, Mansoureh S. Hosseini, Siri M. Hollekim-Strand, Torstein B. Ro, Margrete Haram, Else Marie Huuse, Peter S. W. Davies, Peter A. Cain, Gary M. Leong, Jeff S. Coombes

Abstract

Paediatric obesity significantly increases the risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases across the lifespan. Increasing cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) could mitigate this risk. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) improves CRF in clinical adult populations but the evidence in paediatric obesity is inconsistent. The objectives of this study were to determine the efficacy of a 12-week, HIIT intervention for increasing CRF and reducing adiposity in children with obesity. Children with obesity (n = 99, 7-16 years old) were randomised into a 12-week intervention as follows: (1) HIIT [n = 33, 4 × 4-min bouts at 85-95% maximum heart rate (HRmax), interspersed with 3 min of active recovery at 50-70% HRmax, 3 times/week] and nutrition advice; (2) moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) [n = 32, 44 min at 60-70% HRmax, 3 times/week] and nutrition advice; and (3) nutrition advice only (nutrition) [n = 34]. CRF was quantified through a maximal exercise test ([Formula: see text]) while adiposity was assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and air-displacement plethysmography. HIIT stimulated significant increases in relative [Formula: see text] compared with MICT (+3.6 mL/kg/min, 95% CI 1.1-6.0, P = 0.004) and the nutrition intervention (+5.4 mL/kg/min, 95% CI 2.9-7.9, P = 0.001). However, the intervention had no significant effect on visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue, whole body composition or cardiometabolic biomarkers (P > 0.05). A 12-week, HIIT intervention was highly effective in increasing cardiorespiratory fitness when compared with MICT and nutrition interventions. While there were no concomitant reductions in adiposity or blood biomarkers, the cardiometabolic health benefit conferred through increased CRF should be noted. Clinicaltrials.gov; NCT01991106.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 124 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 24 19%
Student > Bachelor 21 17%
Student > Master 20 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 10%
Student > Postgraduate 8 6%
Other 38 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 45 36%
Unspecified 33 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 11 9%

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