Acute interval exercise intensity does not affect appetite and nutrient preferences in overweight and obese males

Alkahtani, Shaea A., Byrne, Nuala, Hills, Andrew P., & King, Neil A. (2014) Acute interval exercise intensity does not affect appetite and nutrient preferences in overweight and obese males. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 23(2), pp. 232-238.

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This study investigated the influence of two different intensities of acute interval exercise on food preferences and appetite sensations in overweight and obese men. Twelve overweight/obese males (age=29.0±4.1 years; BMI =29.1±2.4 kg/m2) completed three exercise sessions: an initial graded exercise test, and two interval cycling sessions: moderate-(MIIT) and high-intensity (HIIT) interval exercise sessions on separate days in a counterbalanced order. The MIIT session involved cycling for 5-minute repetitions of alternate workloads 20% below and 20% above maximal fat oxidation. The HIIT session consisted of cycling for alternate bouts of 15 seconds at 85% VO2max and 15 seconds unloaded recovery. Appetite sensations and food preferences were measured immediately before and after the exercise sessions using the Visual Analogue Scale and the Liking & Wanting experimental procedure. Results indicated that liking significantly increased and wanting significantly decreased in all food categories after both MIIT and HIIT. There were no differences between MIIT and HIIT on the effect on appetite sensations and Liking & Wanting. In conclusion, manipulating the intensity of acute interval exercise did not affect appetite and nutrient preferences.

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ID Code: 77885
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Interval exercise, exercise intensity, appetite sensations, nutrient preferences, liking and wanting
DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.2014.23.2.07
ISSN: 0964-7058
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 NHRI
Copyright Statement: This is the accepted version of the following article: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;23(2), (2014/06/01), P232-238, which has been published in final form at
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2014 00:03
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 14:01

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