From the 1Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada; 2Research Center on Aging, Le Centre de santé et de services sociaux, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada; 3Institut National de Santé Publique de Québec, Québec, Canada; 4Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; 5Centre de recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; and 6Lipid Research Center and 7Diabetes Research Unit, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Québec, Canada.
Received February 19, 2012; revised and accepted June 14, 2012.
Funding/support: This study was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (grant MOP 77572 to P.M.).
Financial disclosure/conflicts of interest: None reported.
The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of this article.
E.R. performed data collection, statistical analyses, and figure and manuscript preparation. S.T. was responsible for supervision of training, part of data collection, and manuscript preparation. M.L. and F.P. performed recruitment, supervision of laboratory experiments and data collection, and manuscript preparation. M.C. carried out part of data collection (plasma adiponectin levels) and manuscript revision. J.D. and J.S.W. were coinvestigators and performed physical examination of all participants throughout the study, supervision of adipose tissue biopsies, and manuscript revision. J.-P.D. and J.B. were collaborators and carried outpart of data collection (plasma high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, adipokine, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels) and manuscript revision. P.M. was principal investigator and senior writer, and performed study design, supervision of data collection and analyses, manuscript preparation, and revision.
Address correspondence to: Pascale Mauriège, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Québec, Canada G1V 0A6. E-mail: [email protected]