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Carbohydrate-Restriction with High-Intensity Interval Training: An Optimal Combination for Treating Metabolic Diseases?

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Abstract


  • Lifestyle interventions incorporating both diet and exercise strategies remain cornerstone

    therapies for treating metabolic disease. Carbohydrate-restriction and high-intensity

    interval training (HIIT) have independently been shown to improve cardiovascular and

    metabolic health. Carbohydrate-restriction reduces postprandial hyperglycemia, thereby

    limiting potential deleterious metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of excessive

    glucose excursions. Additionally, carbohydrate-restriction has been shown to improve

    body composition and blood lipids. The benefits of exercise for improving insulin sensitivity

    are well known. In this regard, HIIT has been shown to rapidly improve glucose

    control, endothelial function, and cardiorespiratory fitness. Here, we report the available

    evidence for each strategy and speculate that the combination of carbohydrate-restriction

    and HIIT will synergistically maximize the benefits of both approaches. We hypothesize

    that this lifestyle strategy represents an optimal intervention to treat metabolic disease;

    however, further research is warranted in order to harness the potential benefits of

    carbohydrate-restriction and HIIT for improving cardiometabolic health.

Authors


  •   Dr Monique Francois
  •   Gillen, Jenna B. (external author)
  •   Little, Jonathan P. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Francois, M. E., Gillen, J. B. & Little, J. P. (2017). Carbohydrate-Restriction with High-Intensity Interval Training: An Optimal Combination for Treating Metabolic Diseases?. Frontiers in Nutrition, 4 49-1-49-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85055690944

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1060&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/60

Start Page


  • 49-1

End Page


  • 49-10

Volume


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • Lifestyle interventions incorporating both diet and exercise strategies remain cornerstone

    therapies for treating metabolic disease. Carbohydrate-restriction and high-intensity

    interval training (HIIT) have independently been shown to improve cardiovascular and

    metabolic health. Carbohydrate-restriction reduces postprandial hyperglycemia, thereby

    limiting potential deleterious metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of excessive

    glucose excursions. Additionally, carbohydrate-restriction has been shown to improve

    body composition and blood lipids. The benefits of exercise for improving insulin sensitivity

    are well known. In this regard, HIIT has been shown to rapidly improve glucose

    control, endothelial function, and cardiorespiratory fitness. Here, we report the available

    evidence for each strategy and speculate that the combination of carbohydrate-restriction

    and HIIT will synergistically maximize the benefits of both approaches. We hypothesize

    that this lifestyle strategy represents an optimal intervention to treat metabolic disease;

    however, further research is warranted in order to harness the potential benefits of

    carbohydrate-restriction and HIIT for improving cardiometabolic health.

Authors


  •   Dr Monique Francois
  •   Gillen, Jenna B. (external author)
  •   Little, Jonathan P. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Francois, M. E., Gillen, J. B. & Little, J. P. (2017). Carbohydrate-Restriction with High-Intensity Interval Training: An Optimal Combination for Treating Metabolic Diseases?. Frontiers in Nutrition, 4 49-1-49-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85055690944

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1060&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/60

Start Page


  • 49-1

End Page


  • 49-10

Volume


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland