20 Mar 2014
Can 30 minutes of fitness a week reduce your risk of diabetes?
Scientists from Loughborough and the University of Nottingham are embarking on a study to find out whether just 30 minutes of exercise a week can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
High intensity interval training, which is characterised by short bursts of intense exercise interspersed with periods of rest, has been shown to deliver striking health benefits (including improvements to insulin sensitivity) in as little as two to six weeks.
The researchers are looking for non-smoking men aged 30-50 with a body mass index of over 30 and no history of chronic disease (such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease) to take part in this study.
Participants will be required to undertake a series of medical and fitness tests and make multiple visits to both the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University. Travel expenses will be covered and volunteers will receive a detailed health screening, a full personal fitness assessment and supervised training sessions.