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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2014, Article ID 834865, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/834865
Clinical Study

Continuous Exercise but Not High Intensity Interval Training Improves Fat Distribution in Overweight Adults

1Discipline of Exercise and Sports Science, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 2141, Australia
2Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Received 18 July 2013; Revised 17 October 2013; Accepted 22 November 2013; Published 16 January 2014

Academic Editor: George P. Nassis

Copyright © 2014 Shelley E. Keating et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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