Effect of exercise intensity on abdominal visceral fat (AVF) and body composition

Interesting study from the University of Virginia that compares high intensity exercise to low intensity exercise to determine the effect on abdominal visceral fat (AVF).
“Results:  HIET (high intensity exercise training) significantly reduced total abdominal fat (p<0.001), abdominal subcutaneous fat (p=0.034) and AVF (p=0.010). There were no significant changes observed in any of these parameters within the Control or LIET (low intensity exercise training) conditions.”

“Conclusions:  The present data indicate that body composition changes are affected by intensity of exercise training with HIET more effective for reducing total abdominal fat, subcutaneous abdominal fat and AVF in obese women with the metabolic syndrome.”

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