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10 Jun 2014

Is exercise less effective if you’re overweight?

SSEHS researchers want to find out whether overweight and lean people respond to exercise in the same way.  

Studies in animals suggest that being overweight can impair muscle growth, making exercise less effective. Loughborough’s scientists want to find out whether this is also the case for humans.

Researchers are looking to recruit men and women aged 18-40 with a BMI over 30, who typically take part in less than 90 minutes of exercise a week.  

Participants will need to visit the Loughborough lab twice, to take part in some short resistance exercise training, and have measurements and some muscle biopsies taken. On completion of the study, volunteers will each be given 24 one-day passes to the Loughborough branch of LA fitness.

View the full news story or contact Dr Carl Hulston on 01509 226 449 / for more information or to register your interest.