[Resistance training is an underutilized therapy in obesity and advanced age].

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Sundell J. [Resistance training is an underutilized therapy in obesity and advanced age]. Duodecim. 2011;127(4):335-41.
The prevalence and costs of obesity, type 2 diabetes and frailty syndrome will increase dramatically. Resistance training not only decreases fat mass and central obesity, but also enhances insulin sensitivity. Resistance training is probably the most effective measure to prevent and treat sarcopenia. Many studies have shown that resistance training can maintain or even increase bone mineral density. Optimal nutrition enhances the anabolic effect of resistance training. Resistance training should be a central component of public health promotion programs along with aerobic exercise.