Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 254–264 | Cite as

Exercise, visceral adipose tissue, and metabolic risk

  • Jennifer L. Kuk
  • Peter M. Janiszewski
  • Robert RossEmail author


Regular exercise is associated with a substantial reduction in risk across a broad range of health outcomes. The principal mechanisms by which exercise is associated with diminished health risks are unclear, but corresponding reduction in abdominal obesity, particularly visceral adipose tissue (AT), is a likely candidate. Visceral AT is a strong independent predictor of metabolic risk, morbidity, and mortality, and this depot is markedly reduced with regular exercise. This review focuses on the relationship between exercise and corresponding reductions in visceral adiposity and metabolic risk factors.


Resistance Exercise Visceral Adipose Tissue Exercise Group Progressive Resistance Training Exercise Intervention Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer L. Kuk
  • Peter M. Janiszewski
  • Robert Ross
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Kinesiology and Health StudiesQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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