Dr. Jonathan McGavock
, a Canadian Diabetes Association
past scholar and research scientist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health
, along with his
colleagues, will present an oral abstract on Physical Activity Intensity and Adiposity in Obese Youth: The P.O.W.E.R Trial on Sat., Oct. 19 at the 16th annual Canadian Diabetes Association and Canadian Society of Endocrinology
and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings in Montréal.
The P.O.W.E.R. Trial identifies the effects of vigorous versus moderate intensity exercise training on obese youth and their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
This trial was conducted to better understand what type of physical activity will help prevent obese children from developing type 2 diabetes.
"Physical activity plays a powerful role in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, however, little data exists to describe the role of physical activity in the prevention of type 2 diabetes in obese youth," says Dr. Jonathan McGavock
"These findings are important as they indicate any level of physical activity will reduce the long-term effect of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in obese youth," says Dr. McGavock