Exercise can modify fat tissue in ways that improve health—even without weight loss
Jeff Horowitz, professor of Movement Science, examined how three months of exercise on people with obesity could improve their metabolic health – even without weight loss. He discussed his study, "Exercise training remodels subcutaneous adipose tissue in adults with obesity even without weight loss," as part of the Michigan News article "Exercise can modify fat tissue in ways that improve health—even without weight loss."
Horowitz said in the article that "moderate and high-intensity exercise yielded the same positive changes in fat tissue composition and structure, and fat cells shrank a bit even without weight loss."
The findings appear in The Journal of Physiology. PhD student Cheehoon Ann and Ben Ryan, U-M postdoctoral research fellow now at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, were co-first authors.
Read the Michigan News article at myumi.ch/kyb9M.
He was also interviewed as part of the Washington post article "Have you exercised your body fat lately?" Read the Washington Post article at myumi.ch/gNm92.