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Research links high-intensity exercise to improved insulin sensitivity, reduced CV risk

Individuals with type 2 diabetes and overweight or obesity improved their insulin sensitivity and reduced their heart disease risk factors after engaging in CrossFit, a high-intensity endurance and strength-training exercise program, for six weeks, according to a study in Experimental Physiology. Researchers evaluated 13 people and found that while improvements from the CrossFit program were similar to those from more conventional exercise interventions, participants spent less time exercising than the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week.

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