HALO PhD candidate Travis Saunders recently presented work from his thesis at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, California. His poster presentation was based on his recent systematic review which examined the short-term health impact of sedentary behaviour (e.g., sitting). The review examined data from 25 separate interventions and found “consistent, moderate quality evidence that uninterrupted sedentary behaviour ≤7 days results in moderate and deleterious changes in insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance, and plasma triglyceride levels”. In addition to presenting his poster, Travis helped to organize an informal meeting of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, which was attended by several leading researchers in this emerging field of study. Aside from attending the conference itself, Travis also enjoyed cycling throughout the city and across the Golden Gate Bridge. More details on his experience at ACSM can be found here.
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July 16, 2010