Pediatrics published a systemic research review of a quantitative estimate of the effectiveness of exercise training on fasting insulin and insulin resistance in children and adolescents.
The following results were reported:
- a small to moderate effect was found for exercise training on fasting insulin and improving insulin resistance in youth.
Reference: Michael V. Fedewa, Nicholas H. Gist, Ellen M. Evans,and Rod K. Dishman. Exercise and Insulin Resistance in Youth: A Meta-Analysis Pediatrics 2014; 133:1 e163-e174; published ahead of print December 2, 2013, doi:10.1542/peds.2013-2718