Heart rate recovery after exercise and maximal oxygen uptake in sedentary patients with type 2 diabetes

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Abstract

The contribution of fat oxidation to energy production during exercise is influenced by intensity of exercise. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the highest value of fat oxidation rate (FATmax) and the oxygen uptake (VO2) in sedentary type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients vs healthy sedentary subjects. Sedentary T2D patients and healthy sedentary subjects were evaluated to a graded exercise test, and oxygen uptake and fat oxidation rate were detected. Data show that in T2D patients fat oxidation rate is not impaired and the positive linear correlation between FATmax and both VO2 and VO2max suggests that even in T2D patients the muscle oxidative capacity might increase in response to aerobic training.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalJOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Volume88
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry, medical

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