Effects of Arm Cycling and Leg Cycling on Postprandial Blood Glucose Levels in Healthy Persons

Overview

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

  • 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

Interventions

  • 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

Primary Measures

  • Postprandial glucose levels
    • Time Frame: one hour after the carbohydrates intake

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Apparently healthy persons
  • Age 18 years or above

Exclusion Criteria

  • 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

Investigator Details

  • 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, mat@franklinpierce.edu

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