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


Alkahtani, SA and Byrne, NM and Hills, AP and King, NA, 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. ISSN 0964-7058 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.6133/apjcn.2014.23.2.07


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=29.04.1 years; BMI =29.12.4 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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Men's health
UTAS Author:Byrne, NM (Professor Nuala Byrne)
UTAS Author:Hills, AP (Professor Andrew Hills)
ID Code:109227
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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