Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes : Therapeutic Effects and Mechanisms of Action
Publication Date: 18 April 2008
This title provides students, scientists and health care clinicians with state-of-the-art information on the role of physical activity in alleviating insulin resistance. This book discusses the emergence of an exercise-deficient phenotype and details the effects of exercise training on selected aspects of substrate metabolism. The role of exercise interventions and endurance and resistance training programmes, for the prevention and treatment of insulin resistance are also covered. It includes recent developments in molecular and cellular biology that have led to the identification of novel targets and pathways for the treatment of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.
About the Author
John Hawley is currently Director of the Exercise Metabolism Research Group and Professor of Exercise Metabolism in the School of Medical Sciences at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers, written over 80 articles for technical journals and has authored numerous book chapters for sports medicine and exercise biochemistry texts. Juleen Zierath is professor of physiology and head of section of integrative physiology at the department of surgical science, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Zierath is also an adjunct professor of biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine.