HIIT Increased Aerobic Capacity but Didn’t Improve Peripheral Insulin Sensitivity in Insulin-resistant or Insulin-sensitive Obese Adults

Researchers from the University of Michigan contend that HIIT promotes important metabolic health benefits in adults with obesity. This study indicates 12 weeks of HIIT increased aerobic capacity similarly in both insulin-resistant and insulin-sensitive obese adults, but it did not translate to improvements in peripheral insulin sensitivity.

The research will be presented virtually at the American Physiological Society (APS) Integrative Physiology of Exercise (IPE) conference. Request the Abstract: “High-intensity interval training increased aerobic capacity but did not improve peripheral insulin sensitivity, in either insulin resistant or insulin sensitive obese adults”