Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Total, Abdominal and Visceral Fat Mass: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Maillard2017EffectOH,
  title={Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Total, Abdominal and Visceral Fat Mass: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Florie Maillard and Bruno Pereira and Nathalie Boisseau},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={269-288}
}
BackgroundHigh-intensity interval training (HIIT) is promoted as a time-efficient strategy to improve body composition.ObjectiveThe aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of HIIT in reducing total, abdominal, and visceral fat mass in normal-weight and overweight/obese adults.MethodsElectronic databases were searched to identify all related articles on HIIT and fat mass. Stratified analysis was performed using the nature of HIIT (cycling versus running, target intensity), sex and… 
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HIIT was a time-efficient strategy to decrease fat-mass deposits, including those of abdominal and visceral fat mass, and it was found that HIIT running may be more effective than HIIT cycling.
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