Insulin removes sugar from the blood and controls fat. Increased insulin sensitivity can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is caused by a drop in insulin effectiveness.
According to Jamie Timmons, professor of ageing biology at Birmingham University, four weeks of doing three minutes of HIT per week can significantly improve an individual’s health.
However, according to the results of one international study, the effects of HIT can vary greatly according to genes.
Around 15% of participants fell into the ‘super-responder’ category, which meant that exercise had quick and powerful effects within 20 weeks. 20% were ‘non-responders’, who showed no real improvement at all.
The research team discovered that much of the variation was down to a small number of genes. They then developed a genetic test in order to predict who would be most likely to be a ‘super responder’ and who would be most likely to be a ‘non-responder’.
There are hopes that scientists will one day be able to use this information to develop personalised work-out plans to help people reach optimum health, but more research is needed.
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