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Cardiovascular risk marker variability in response to exercise in men

12 February 2020

The amount of fat in our blood increases after a meal. Large increases in blood fat over long periods of time can increase the risk of heart disease in later life. A single bout of exercise performed up to 18 h before a meal reduces blood fats in adults. It has also been shown that acute bouts of exercise can improve measures of blood pressure and sleep quality. However, we do not know whether these responses to exercise are similar on repeated occasions.


  • We are looking to recruit men aged between 18 to 45 years old. A health screen questionnaire must be completed by each participant that volunteers to take part in the study. To take part in this study the following criteria must be met:
  • • Non-smoker (‘vaping’ is considered smoking in this study);
  • • Body mass index between 18.5 to 29.9 kg/m2;
  • • No known medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart condition, uncontrolled exercise-induced asthma);
  • • Not taking any medications that may influence the study outcome measures;
  • • No known sleeping disorder;
  • • Able to run continuously for 1 hour;
  • • Not currently dieting and weight stable for 3 months (< 3 kg change in weight);
  • • No severe dislike or allergy to any of the study food.

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Ethical approval

All procedures included in this study were approved by Loughborough University Ethics Advisory Committee in 18/07/2019.

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