Does the type of activity “break” from prolonged sitting differentially impact on postprandial blood glucose reductions? An exploratory analysis

Robyn N. Larsen, Paddy C. Dempsey, Francis Dillon, Megan Grace, Bronwyn A. Kingwell, Neville Owen, David W. Dunstan

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Abstract

Frequent breaks in prolonged sitting are associated beneficially with glycaemic control. However, the contribution of energy expenditure to this relationship has not been well characterised. In this exploratory analysis, data from 3 laboratory trials that standardised test meals, cohort characteristics (overweight/obese, sedentary), and break frequency and duration were pooled. Higher energy expenditures of different types of breaks (standing, light- or moderate-intensity walking) were associated with lower postprandial glucose and insulin responses in a dose-dependent manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-900
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Breaks in sitting
  • Energy expenditure
  • Glucose control
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Sedentary behaviour

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