The literature has shown that exercise is effective in decreasing blood glucose levels. However, it remains less clear if there is any difference between muscle groups regarding the glucose-lowering effects of exercise. The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in blood-glucose level changes in response to exercise that involves different muscle groups.
Full Title of Study: “A Comparison Between the Effects of Different Muscle Groups on Blood Glucose Levels at the Postprandial Status in College Students”
- Study Type: Interventional
- Study Design
- Allocation: Randomized
- Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
- Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
- Study Primary Completion Date: September 9, 2020
- Behavioral: Arm Cycling
- 20 minutes of arm cycling exercise at light to moderate intensity.
- Behavioral: Leg Cycling
- 20 minutes of leg cycling exercise at light to moderate intensity.
- Behavioral: Sitting
- Remain seated for 20 minutes.
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- Experimental: Arm Cycling
- Arm cycling on an arm crank ergometer for 20 minutes at light to moderate intensity. 30 minutes before the exercise, participants will consume 60g of carbohydrates mixed with plain water.
- Experimental: Leg Cycling
- Leg cycling on a leg cycling ergometer for 20 minutes at light to moderate intensity. 30 minutes before the exercise, participants will consume 60g of carbohydrates mixed with plain water.
- Placebo Comparator: Sitting
- Participants will remain seated after carbohydrates consumption.
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Postprandial glucose levels
- Time Frame: one hour after the carbohydrates intake
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- Apparently healthy persons
- Age 18 years or above
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Pulmonary diseases
- Metabolic diseases
- Other contraindications to exercise
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Maximum Age: 79 Years
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Lead Sponsor
- Franklin Pierce University
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
- Principal Investigator: Tongyu Ma, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences – Franklin Pierce University
- Overall Official(s)
- Tongyu Ma, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Franklin Pierce University
- Overall Contact(s)
- Tongyu Ma, Ph.D., 603899, firstname.lastname@example.org
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