A systematic review and meta‐analysis on the effects of exercise training versus hypocaloric diet: distinct effects on body weight and visceral adipose tissue

@article{Verheggen2016ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta‐analysis on the effects of exercise training versus hypocaloric diet: distinct effects on body weight and visceral adipose tissue},
  author={Rebecca J H M Verheggen and Martijn F. H. Maessen and Daniel J. Green and A. R. Hermus and Maria T. E. Hopman and Dick H. J. Thijssen},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={17},
  pages={664 - 690}
}
Exercise training (‘exercise’) and hypocaloric diet (‘diet’) are frequently prescribed for weight loss in obesity. Whilst body weight changes are commonly used to evaluate lifestyle interventions, visceral adiposity (VAT) is a more relevant and stronger predictor for morbidity and mortality. A meta‐analysis was performed to assess the effects of exercise or diet on VAT (quantified by radiographic imaging). Relevant databases were searched through May 2014. One hundred seventeen studies (n = 4… 
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