Research Study

Effects of Sedentary Behaviour on Metabolic Parameters
Principal Investigator 
Kenneth Madden


Body Locations and Systems 
Diabetes - Type 2
Disorders and Conditions 
Diabetes Type 2 
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Sep 18, 2016 to Jun 28, 2019
Diamond Health Care Centre, Research Pavilion
Boris Feldman, Study Coordinator
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

The rates of sedentary activity are increasing. Studies have shown that time spent on doing sedentary activities is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Prior studies have shown that interrupting inactivity improved the body's handling of blood glucose and gene expression. The investigators plan to explore this further by examining the effects of interrupting 4 hours of inactivity with 2 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every 20 minutes on the following metabolic parameters: blood pressure, cortisol, C-Reactive Protein, glucose and insulin levels.



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