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Effects of Eating While Walking on Blood Glucose Concentrations

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA
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Endocrines 2020, 1(1), 13-21; https://doi.org/10.3390/endocrines1010002
Received: 27 December 2019 / Revised: 2 March 2020 / Accepted: 5 March 2020 / Published: 10 March 2020
Eating while walking is a commonly growing practice in the United States, in part due to an increase in the number of convenient dietary products (i.e., snack bars, shakes, drinks, etc.). Although eating while walking has been shown to increase total food consumption and weight gain, the acute effects of eating while walking on blood glucose (BG) concentrations are still unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effects of eating while walking on BG. Twenty-two apparently healthy, male, physically active (PA, n = 10) and sedentary (Sed, n = 12) individuals volunteered for this study. Participants randomly performed the control [sit+snack (SS)] and experimental [walk+snack (WS)] protocol, with one week between protocols. Both protocols showed a significant increase in post-BG concentrations [SS (p < 0.001); WS (p < 0.01)], but post-BG concentrations for WS were significantly lower (p < 0.001) than SS. During SS, significantly higher post-BG concentrations were exhibited for the PA (p < 0.05) and Sed (p < 0.01) groups, whereas the WS protocol post-BG concentrations were significantly increased for the Sed group (p < 0.01). Lastly, individuals who exercised more and had a lower body mass index (BMI) were significantly correlated to lower BG concentrations in response to the 47 g carbohydrate (CHO) snack. However, these data are preliminary and may need further investigation. View Full-Text
Keywords: eating while walking; sedentary; physically active; carbohydrate; glucose metabolism eating while walking; sedentary; physically active; carbohydrate; glucose metabolism
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Syed-Abdul, M.M.; Soni, D.S.; Liu, X.; Wagganer, J.D. Effects of Eating While Walking on Blood Glucose Concentrations. Endocrines 2020, 1, 13-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/endocrines1010002

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Syed-Abdul MM, Soni DS, Liu X, Wagganer JD. Effects of Eating While Walking on Blood Glucose Concentrations. Endocrines. 2020; 1(1):13-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/endocrines1010002

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Syed-Abdul, Majid M.; Soni, Dhwani S.; Liu, Xin; Wagganer, Jason D. 2020. "Effects of Eating While Walking on Blood Glucose Concentrations" Endocrines 1, no. 1: 13-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/endocrines1010002

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