The effects of high intensity interval training on cardiovascular biomarkers in conditioned, healthy and sedentary individuals

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Rachel Davis : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2013

It is well known that regular exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Recent research has revealed that individuals can achieve the same health benefits with a few short bursts of intense exercise as with hours of conventional exercise. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of high intensity exercise on risk, and to establish whether previous levels of activity influence the effect. If beneficial results are seen across all fitness levels, the short periods of high intensity exercise are appealing and can be worked into most people’s daily routine with ease.

Research area: Cardiovascular conditions


Professor Muriel Caslake
Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences