Exercise and insulin resistance in youth

Gabriel Shaibi, Christian K. Roberts, Michael I. Goran

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In parallel with the pediatric obesity epidemic, the incidence of impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes has increased among youth. Insulin resistance is thought to be central to the pathophysiology of these obesity-related disorders. A growing body of literature suggests that exercise may ameliorate insulin resistance and thus potentially reduce the long-term diabetes risk in overweight youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Activity
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Diabetes
  • Fitness
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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