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Exercise training in the aerobic/anaerobic metabolic transition prevents glucose intolerance in alloxan-treated rats.

Soares de Alencar Mota C, Ribeiro C, de Araújo GG, de Araújo MB, de Barros Manchado-Gobatto F, Voltarelli FA, de Oliveira CA, Luciano E, de Mello MA - BMC Endocr Disord (2008)

Bottom Line: The necessary overload used was set and periodically readjusted for each rat through effort tests based on the maximal lactate steady state procedure.The area under the serum glucose curve obtained through GTT was always higher in alloxan-treated animals than in controls.At 90 days old the trained controls showed lower HOMA indices than the non-trained controls.

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Affiliation: Institute of Biosciences, Department of Physical Education, São Paulo State University, Unesp, SP, Brazil. cleciamota@yahoo.com.br

ABSTRACT

Background: Ninety percent of cases of diabetes are of the slowly evolving non-insulin-dependent type, or Type 2 diabetes. Lack of exercise is regarded as one of the main causes of this disorder. In this study we analyzed the effects of physical exercise on glucose homeostasis in adult rats with type 2 diabetes induced by a neonatal injection of alloxan.

Methods: Female Wistar rats aged 6 days were injected with either 250 mg/kg of body weight of alloxan or citrate buffer 0.01 M (controls). After weaning, half of the animals in each group were subjected to physical training adjusted to meet the aerobic-anaerobic metabolic transition by swimming 1 h/day for 5 days a week with weight overloads. The necessary overload used was set and periodically readjusted for each rat through effort tests based on the maximal lactate steady state procedure. When aged 28, 60, 90, and 120 days, the rats underwent glucose tolerance tests (GTT) and their peripheral insulin sensitivity was evaluated using the HOMA index.

Results: The area under the serum glucose curve obtained through GTT was always higher in alloxan-treated animals than in controls. A decrease in this area was observed in trained alloxan-treated rats at 90 and 120 days old compared with non-trained animals. At 90 days old the trained controls showed lower HOMA indices than the non-trained controls.

Conclusion: Neonatal administration of alloxan induced a persistent glucose intolerance in all injected rats, which was successfully counteracted by physical training in the aerobic/anaerobic metabolic transition.

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HOMA. HOMA* insulin sensitivity index of 60th, 90th and 120th days of age (C, TC, A and TA). Values showed as mean ± standard deviation, n = 8 animals per group. C = Control; TC = Trained control; A = Alloxan e TA = Trained alloxan. a = C vs TC; e = TC vs TA; *homeostasis assessment model.
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Figure 3: HOMA. HOMA* insulin sensitivity index of 60th, 90th and 120th days of age (C, TC, A and TA). Values showed as mean ± standard deviation, n = 8 animals per group. C = Control; TC = Trained control; A = Alloxan e TA = Trained alloxan. a = C vs TC; e = TC vs TA; *homeostasis assessment model.


Exercise training in the aerobic/anaerobic metabolic transition prevents glucose intolerance in alloxan-treated rats.

Soares de Alencar Mota C, Ribeiro C, de Araújo GG, de Araújo MB, de Barros Manchado-Gobatto F, Voltarelli FA, de Oliveira CA, Luciano E, de Mello MA - BMC Endocr Disord (2008)

HOMA. HOMA* insulin sensitivity index of 60th, 90th and 120th days of age (C, TC, A and TA). Values showed as mean ± standard deviation, n = 8 animals per group. C = Control; TC = Trained control; A = Alloxan e TA = Trained alloxan. a = C vs TC; e = TC vs TA; *homeostasis assessment model.
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Figure 3: HOMA. HOMA* insulin sensitivity index of 60th, 90th and 120th days of age (C, TC, A and TA). Values showed as mean ± standard deviation, n = 8 animals per group. C = Control; TC = Trained control; A = Alloxan e TA = Trained alloxan. a = C vs TC; e = TC vs TA; *homeostasis assessment model.
Bottom Line: The necessary overload used was set and periodically readjusted for each rat through effort tests based on the maximal lactate steady state procedure.The area under the serum glucose curve obtained through GTT was always higher in alloxan-treated animals than in controls.At 90 days old the trained controls showed lower HOMA indices than the non-trained controls.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Biosciences, Department of Physical Education, São Paulo State University, Unesp, SP, Brazil. cleciamota@yahoo.com.br

ABSTRACT

Background: Ninety percent of cases of diabetes are of the slowly evolving non-insulin-dependent type, or Type 2 diabetes. Lack of exercise is regarded as one of the main causes of this disorder. In this study we analyzed the effects of physical exercise on glucose homeostasis in adult rats with type 2 diabetes induced by a neonatal injection of alloxan.

Methods: Female Wistar rats aged 6 days were injected with either 250 mg/kg of body weight of alloxan or citrate buffer 0.01 M (controls). After weaning, half of the animals in each group were subjected to physical training adjusted to meet the aerobic-anaerobic metabolic transition by swimming 1 h/day for 5 days a week with weight overloads. The necessary overload used was set and periodically readjusted for each rat through effort tests based on the maximal lactate steady state procedure. When aged 28, 60, 90, and 120 days, the rats underwent glucose tolerance tests (GTT) and their peripheral insulin sensitivity was evaluated using the HOMA index.

Results: The area under the serum glucose curve obtained through GTT was always higher in alloxan-treated animals than in controls. A decrease in this area was observed in trained alloxan-treated rats at 90 and 120 days old compared with non-trained animals. At 90 days old the trained controls showed lower HOMA indices than the non-trained controls.

Conclusion: Neonatal administration of alloxan induced a persistent glucose intolerance in all injected rats, which was successfully counteracted by physical training in the aerobic/anaerobic metabolic transition.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus