Exercise alone is an effective strategy for reducing obesity and related comorbidities

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2000 Oct;28(4):165-70.

Abstract

The commonly held view that exercise alone is not a useful strategy for obesity reduction is drawn from studies with limitations that confound interpretation. Recent evidence counters the dogma that daily exercise produces only modest weight loss and suggests that exercise without diet restriction is an effective strategy for reducing obesity and related co-morbidities.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Energy Intake
  • Exercise*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / diagnosis
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Physical Fitness
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Time Factors
  • Walking
  • Weight Loss*