High-intensity Interval Training Effects On Type 2 Diabetes Limited

Researchers for this review looked at the evidence base on the effects of high-intensity interval training (versus mild- to moderate-intensity interval training) on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study included data from five randomized controlled trial. They reported inconsistencies in what the studies ended up measuring. These included differences for weight, total body fat, and BMI with high-intensity training; limited data for other health-related variables such as systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fasting cholesterol, LDL-C, and HDL-C. They concluded that the limited number of studies “for the analysis is not precise as to the statements regarding the results of the intervention proposed for this public, since they do not allow identifying a consistency of the findings, not presenting diversity between the training methods and the different methods of volume control and intensity of training.”


Source: da Silva DE, Grande AJ, Roever L, Tse G, Liu T. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019;doi:10.1007/s11883-019-0767-9