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Excerpt — Advanced Exercise Endocrinology

The underappreciated role of exercise in diabetes prevention

In the United States and Europe, between 5% and 8% of the adult population is estimated to suffer from T2D, and in genetically prone subpopulations, the prevalence may be as high as approximately 50% (Frøsig & Richter, 2009).

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Hormonal consequences of different timings of exercise and nutrients

Hormonal responses to exercise follow a predictable pattern according to intensity-dependent energy requirements when exercise is performed in the postprandial state.

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Effectiveness of different approaches to weight reduction in obese humans

The nonhomeostatic control of feeding and the operation of hedonic neural substrates that facilitate food intake despite supranormal body fat accumulation instruct us that the prerequisites for maintaining healthy body mass level are restraint in eating food, high levels of physical activity, and periodic episodes of weight loss.

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