Exercise-induced alterations in muscle lipid metabolism improve insulin sensitivity

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007 Oct;35(4):192-6. doi: 10.1097/jes.0b013e318156e084.


Exercise is a key component for the successful management of many obesity-related metabolic complications, including insulin resistance. This review addresses the effect of chronic and acute endurance exercise on insulin action in obesity and the role of exercise-induced alterations in fatty acid partitioning within the muscle cell on insulin sensitivity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Fatty Acids / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Insulin Resistance / physiology*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / metabolism*
  • Obesity
  • United States


  • Fatty Acids