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Exercise for reducing visceral adiposity: Aerobic or resistance training?

      Introduction: It has been well documented that obesity increases cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity and mortality. However, it is increasingly recognized that the location of excess adiposity, particularly increased deposition of visceral adipose tissue (VAT), is of greater importance in determining the adverse health effects of overweight and obesity. Although exercise is widely believed to benefit abdominal adiposity, there has been no systematic examination of the independent, comparative and synergistic benefits of aerobic exercise and progressive resistance therapies for VAT modulation.
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