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Research Article

Minimal Intensity Physical Activity (Standing and Walking) of Longer Duration Improves Insulin Action and Plasma Lipids More than Shorter Periods of Moderate to Vigorous Exercise (Cycling) in Sedentary Subjects When Energy Expenditure Is Comparable

  • Bernard M. F. M. Duvivier,

    Affiliations: Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Nicolaas C. Schaper,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Michelle A. Bremers,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Glenn van Crombrugge,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Paul P. C. A. Menheere,

    Affiliation: Central Diagnostic Laboratory, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Marleen Kars,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Hans H. C. M. Savelberg mail

    hans.savelberg@maastrichtuniversity.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Published: February 13, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055542

About the Authors

Bernard M. F. M. Duvivier, Nicolaas C. Schaper, Michelle A. Bremers, Glenn van Crombrugge, Marleen Kars
Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Bernard M. F. M. Duvivier, Hans H. C. M. Savelberg
Department of Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Paul P. C. A. Menheere
Central Diagnostic Laboratory, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: hans.savelberg@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HHCMS MK NCS. Performed the experiments: BMFMD MAB GvC. Analyzed the data: BMFMD GvC HHCMS MAB MK PPCAM. Wrote the paper: BMFMD GvC HHCMS MAB MK NCS PPCAM.