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Impact of exercise in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

We are looking particularly at the effect of exercise on nonalcoholic liver disease and also comparing health measures in people with different blood glucose levels.

You will be randomized, which is like tossing a coin, to one of two groups. The first group will be asked to commit to a 12 week supervised exercise program which includes muscle training and high intensity interval training. The second group will be asked to visit us on one occasion for an exercise session focusing on stretching and receive nutritional advice. Depending on which group you are allocated to the study will either finish at 12 weeks (normal glucose stretching group) or you will be asked to come in for follow-up measurements one and two years later.

Ethics approval number: HREC/16/RPAH/594.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Have a BMI of at least 25 kg/m2 (calculate your BMI)
  • Are aged ≥18 years
  • Are not pregnant or intending to fall pregnant within the total study time period (2 years).
  • Weigh less than 140 kg (For the MRI scan)
  • Do not have major Cardiovascular disease/event in the last 6 months
  • Do not have Claustrophobia or metal implants (MRI scan) 
  • Do not have diabetes (unless you have been recently diagnosed within the past 2 years)

How to participate

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information please contact the team via email: