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Professor Jeremy Krebs

Associate Professor Jeremy KrebsContact details

Tel +64 4 918 6630
Email jeremy.krebs@otago.ac.nz

Research

Dr Jeremy Krebs is an Endocrinologist and Clinical Leader of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Capital and Coast District Health Board, where he heads the research group. He is also a Professor at the University of Otago, Wellington, and part of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.

His MD thesis examined the association between obesity and insulin resistance, immersing him in both large intervention studies and small detailed physiological studies, using multiple techniques to measure body composition, insulin sensitivity, and other physiological parameters.

Jeremy continues to develop research projects in both areas, with a particular focus on the association between obesity and type 2 diabetes, both from an aetiology and management perspective.

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Inaugural Professorial Lecture

On Wednesday, 12 June 2019 Professor Jeremy Krebs gave his Inaugural Professorial lecture (IPL) on ‘From haggis to hāngi: Are we what we eat?’.

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Publications

McKinlay, E., Hilder, J., Hood, F., Morgan, S., Barthow, C., Gray, B., Huthwaite, M., Weatherall, M., Crane, J., Krebs, J., & Pullon, S. (2022). Uncertainty and certainty: Perceptions and experiences of prediabetes in New Zealand primary care: A qualitative study. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(2), 138-145. doi: 10.1071/HC21066

Barthow, C., Pullon, S., Weatherall, M., & Krebs, J. (2022). They're sicker than we think: An exploratory study profiling the cardio-metabolic health of adults with pre-diabetes in Aotearoa New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 40). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/NZSSD22/welcome.html

Barthow, C., Hood, F., Crane, J., Huthwaite, M., Weatherall, M., Parry-Strong, A., & Krebs, J. (2022). A randomised controlled trial of a probiotic and a prebiotic examining metabolic and mental health outcomes in adults with pre-diabetes. BMJ Open, 12, e055214. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055214

Lee, K., Vakili, S., Burden, H. J., Adams, S., Smith, G. C., Kulatea, B., Wright-McNaughton, M., Sword, D., … King, F., Wilcox, P., Merriman, T. R., Krebs, J. D., Hall, R. M., Murphy, R., Merry, T. L., & Shepherd, P. R. (2022). The minor allele of the CREBRF rs373863828 p.R457Q coding variant is associated with reduced levels of myostatin in males: Implications for body composition. Molecular Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2022.101464

Hall, R. M., Dyhrberg, S., McTavish, A., McTavish, L., Corley, B., & Krebs, J. D. (2021). Where can you wear your libre? Using the FreeStyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor on alternative sites. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dom.14630

Krebs, J., & Jebb, S. (2005). Dietary factors and insulin resistance. In S. Kumar & S. O'Rahilly (Eds.), Insulin resistance: Insulin action and its disturbances in disease. (pp. 297-316). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/0470011327

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Barthow, C., Hood, F., Crane, J., Huthwaite, M., Weatherall, M., Parry-Strong, A., & Krebs, J. (2022). A randomised controlled trial of a probiotic and a prebiotic examining metabolic and mental health outcomes in adults with pre-diabetes. BMJ Open, 12, e055214. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055214

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Lee, K., Vakili, S., Burden, H. J., Adams, S., Smith, G. C., Kulatea, B., Wright-McNaughton, M., Sword, D., … King, F., Wilcox, P., Merriman, T. R., Krebs, J. D., Hall, R. M., Murphy, R., Merry, T. L., & Shepherd, P. R. (2022). The minor allele of the CREBRF rs373863828 p.R457Q coding variant is associated with reduced levels of myostatin in males: Implications for body composition. Molecular Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2022.101464

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McKinlay, E., Hilder, J., Hood, F., Morgan, S., Barthow, C., Gray, B., Huthwaite, M., Weatherall, M., Crane, J., Krebs, J., & Pullon, S. (2022). Uncertainty and certainty: Perceptions and experiences of prediabetes in New Zealand primary care: A qualitative study. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(2), 138-145. doi: 10.1071/HC21066

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Amataiti, T. A., Hood, F., Krebs, J. D., Weatherall, M., & Hall, R. M. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on diet and lifestyle behaviours for pregnant women with diabetes. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.07.011

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Burden, H. J., Adams, S., Kulatea, B., Wright-McNaughton, M. E., Sword, D., Ormsbee, J. J., … Merriman, T. R., … Krebs, J. D., Hall, R. M., … Merry, T. L. (2021). The CREBRF diabetes-protective rs373863828-A allele is associated with enhanced early insulin release in men of Māori and Pacific ancestry. Diabetologia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00125-021-05552-x

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Hall, R. M., Dyhrberg, S., McTavish, A., McTavish, L., Corley, B., & Krebs, J. D. (2021). Where can you wear your libre? Using the FreeStyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor on alternative sites. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dom.14630

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Pylypchuk, R., Wells, S., Kerr, A., Poppe, K., Harwood, M., Mehta, S., … Mann, J., Krebs, J., … Jackson, R. (2021). Cardiovascular risk prediction in type 2 diabetes before and after widespread screening: A derivation and validation study. Lancet, 397(10291), 12-18. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00572-9

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Searle, L., McDowell, S., Willink, R., & Krebs, J. (2021). A cannulated prolactin series reduces the need for further investigations in women with infertility and lowers the number of false positive screening prolactin measurements. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 61, 949-954. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13416

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Li, Y., Woods, K., Parry-Strong, A., Anderson, R. J., Capistrano, C., Gestin, A., … Krebs, J., & Gasser, O. (2020). Distinct dysfunctional states of circulating innate-like T cells in metabolic disease. Frontiers in Immunology, 11, 448. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00448

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McLeod, M., Stanley, J., Signal, V., Stairmand, J., Thompson, D., Henderson, K., Davies, C., Krebs, J., Dowell, A., Grainger, R., & Sarfati, D. (2020). Impact of a comprehensive digital health programme on HbA1c and weight after 12 months for people with diabetes and prediabetes: A randomised controlled trial. Diabetologia, 63, 2559-2570. doi: 10.1007/s00125-020-05261-x

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Scholtens, E. L., Krebs, J. D., Corley, B. T., & Hall, R. M. (2020). Intermittent fasting 5:2 diet: What is the macronutrient and micronutrient intake and composition? Clinical Nutrition, 39, 3354-3360. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.02.022

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Signal, V., McLeod, M., Stanley, J., Stairmand, J., Sukumaran, N., Thompson, D.-M., Henderson, K., Davies, C., Krebs, J., Dowell, A., Grainger, R., & Sarfati, D. (2020). A mobile- and web-based health intervention program for diabetes and prediabetes self-management (BetaMe/Melon): Process evaluation following a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(12), e19150. doi: 10.2196/19150

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Vitz, M., Moss, B., Ward, H., Soma, P., Isichei-Kizito, J., Hall, R., & Krebs, J. (2020). New Zealand may finally get funded access to diabetes drugs which reduce cardiovascular events and progression of kidney disease: An audit of proposed PHARMAC criteria compared with international guidelines. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1523), 76-86. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, J., Docherty, P., Stubbs, R., Chase, J., & Krebs, J. (2020). Assessment of the Dynamic Insulin Secretion and Sensitivity Test (DISST) pre and post gastric bypass surgery. Experimental Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, 128(3), 164-169. doi: 10.1055/a-0603-3539

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Teng, A., Blakely, T., Scott, N., Jansen, R., Masters-Awatere, B., Krebs, J., & Oetzel, J. (2019). What protects against pre-diabetes progressing to diabetes? Observational study of integrated health and social data. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 148, 119-129. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.12.003

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Zhao, M.-M., Krebs, J., Cao, X., Cui, J., Chen, D.-N., Li, Y., … Mann, J., & Yang, J.-K. (2019). Helicobacter pylori infection as a risk factor for serum bilirubin change and less favourable lipid profiles: A hospital-based health examination survey. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19, 157. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3787-8

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Corley, B. T., Carroll, R. W., Hall, R. M., Weatherall, M., Parry-Strong, A., & Krebs, J. D. (2018). Intermittent fasting in Type 2 diabetes mellitus and the risk of hypoglycaemia: A randomized controlled trial. Diabetic Medicine, 35(5), 588-594. doi: 10.1111/dme.13595

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Delahunt, J. W., Denison, H. J., Sim, D. A., Bullock, J. J., & Krebs, J. D. (2018). Increasing rates of people identifying as transgender presenting to Endocrine Services in the Wellington region. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1468), 33-42. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Gaffney, K. A., Lucero, A., Stoner, L., Faulkner, J., Whitfield, P., Krebs, J., & Rowlands, D. S. (2018). Nil whey protein effect on glycaemic control after intense mixed-mode training in Type 2 diabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(1), 11-17. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001404

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Krebs, J. D., Weatherall, M., Corley, B., Wiltshire, E., & McTavish, L. (2018). Optimizing the management of hypoglycaemia in individuals with type 2 diabetes: A randomized crossover comparison of a weight-based protocol compared with two fixed-dose glucose regimens. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, 20(5), 1256-1261. doi: 10.1111/dom.13231

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McTavish, L., Corley, B., Weatherall, M., Wiltshire, E., & Krebs, J. D. (2018). Weight-based carbohydrate treatment of hypoglycaemia in people with Type 1 diabetes using insulin pump therapy: A randomized crossover clinical trial. Diabetic Medicine, 35(3), 339-346. doi: 10.1111/dme.13576

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Othman, N. A., Docherty, P. D., Krebs, J. D., Bell, D. A., & Chase, J. G. (2018). The need to calculate target glucose levels when measuring changes in insulin sensitivity during interventions for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology, 12(3), 665-672. doi: 10.1177/1932296817750402

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Redondo, M. J., Geyer, S., Steck, A. K., Sharp, S., Wentworth, J. M., Weedon, M. N., … and Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group, including Wiltshire, E., & Krebs, J. (2018). A type 1 diabetes genetic risk score predicts progression of islet autoimmunity and development of type 1 diabetes in individuals at risk. Diabetes Care, 41(9), 1887-1894. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0087

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Boyle, L., Grainger, R., Hall, R. M., & Krebs, J. D. (2017). Use of and beliefs about mobile phone apps for diabetes self-management: Surveys of people in a hospital diabetes clinic and diabetes health professionals in New Zealand. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 5(6), e85. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.7263

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Gamble, E., Parry-Strong, A., Coppell, K. J., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, L., … Krebs, J. D. (2017). Development of a structured diabetes self-management education program specific to the cultural and ethnic population of New Zealand. Nutrition & Dietetics, 74(4), 415-422. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12148

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van Wissen, K., Thunders, M., Mcbride-Henry, K., Ward, M., Krebs, J., & Page, R. (2017). Cardiovascular disease and prediabetes as complex illness: People's perspectives. Nursing Inquiry, 24, e12177. doi: 10.1111/nin.12177

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Krebs, J. D., Parry Strong, A., Cresswell, P., Reynolds, A. N., Hanna, A., & Haeusler, S. (2016). A randomised trial of the feasibility of a low carbohydrate diet vs standard carbohydrate counting in adults with type 1 diabetes taking body weight into account. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 25(1), 78-84. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.2016.25.1.11

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Parry Strong, A., Haeusler, S., Weatherall, M., & Krebs, J. (2016). Sublingual vitamin B12 compared to intramuscular injection in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with meformin: A randomised trial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1436), 67-75. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Whitfield, P., Parry-Strong, A., Walsh, E., Weatherall, M., & Krebs, J. D. (2016). The effect of a cinnamon-, chromium- and magnesium-formulated honey on glycaemic control, weight loss and lipid parameters in type 2 diabetes: An open-label cross-over randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition, 55(3), 1123-1131. doi: 10.1007/s00394-015-0926-x

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Cresswell, P., Krebs, J., Gilmour, J., Hanna, A., & Parry-Strong, A. (2015). From 'pleasure to chemistry': Yhe experience of carbohydrate counting with and without carbohydrate restriction for people with Type 1 diabetes. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(4), 291-298.

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Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Taylor, R., Mann, J., Krebs, J., & Parry-Strong, A. (2015). Should support for obesity interventions or perceptions of their perceived effectiveness shape policy? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39(2), 172-176. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12319

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McEntyre, C. J., Lever, M., Chambers, S. T., George, P. M., Slow, S., Elmslie, J. L., Florkowski, C. M., Lunt, H., & Krebs, J. D. (2015). Variation of betaine, N,N-dimethylglycine, choline, glycerophosphorylcholine, taurine, and trimethylamine-N-oxide in the plasma and urine of overweight people with type 2 diabetes over a two-year period. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 52(3), 352-360. doi: 10.1177/0004563214545346

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McTavish, L., Krebs, J. D., Weatherall, M., & Wiltshire, E. (2015). Weight-based hypoglycaemia treatment protocol for adults with Type 1 diabetes: A randomized crossover clinical trial. Diabetic Medicine, 32, 1143-1148. doi: 10.1111/dme.12730

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Othman, N. A., Docherty, P. D., Krebs, J. D., Bell, D. A., & Chase, J. G. (2015). The necessity of identifying the basal glucose set-point in the IVGTT for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 14(1), 18.

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Haeusler, S., Parry-Strong, A., & Krebs, J. D. (2014). The prevalence of low vitamin B12 status in people with type 2 diabetes receiving metformin therapy in New Zealand: A clinical audit. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1404). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Lever, M., McEntyre, C. J., George, P. M., Slow, S., Elmslie, J. L., Lunt, H., Chambers, S. T., Parry-Strong, A., & Krebs, J. D. (2014). Extreme urinary betaine losses in type 2 diabetes combined with bezafibrate treatment are associated with losses of dimethylglycine and choline but not with increased losses of other osmolytes. Cardiovascular Drugs & Therapy, 28, 459-468. doi: 10.1007/s10557-014-6542-9

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Rowlands, D. S., Page, R. A., Sukala, W. R., Giri, M., Ghimbovschi, S. D., Hayat, I., … Leikis, M., Sheard, P. W., Wakefield, St. J., … Krebs, J., … Hoffman, E. P. (2014). Multi-omic integrated networks connect DNA methylation and miRNA with skeletal muscle plasticity to chronic exercise in Type 2 diabetic obesity. Physiological Genomics, 46(20), 747-765. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00024.2014

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Carroll, R. W., Hall, R. M., Parry-Strong, A., Wilson, J. M., & Krebs, J. D. (2013). Therapeutic options in the management of obesity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Krebs, J. D., & Parry-Strong, A. (2013). Is there an optimal diet for patients with type 2 diabetes? Yes, the one that works for them! British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease, 13(2), 60-66. doi: 10.1177/1474651413479040

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Krebs, J. D., Bell, D., Hall, R., Parry-Strong, A., Docherty, P. D., Clarke, K., & Chase, J. G. (2013). Improvements in glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity with a low-carbohydrate diet in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 32(1), 11-17. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2013.767630

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Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Gamble, E., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, E. S., … Coppell, K. J. (2013). A structured, group-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) programme for people, families and whanau with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in New Zealand: An observational study. Primary Care Diabetes, 7(2), 151-158. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2013.02.002

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Murphy, R., Carroll, R. W., & Krebs, J. D. (2013). Pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome: Insights from monogenic disorders. Mediators of Inflammation, 2013, 920214. doi: 10.1155/2013/920214

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Parry-Strong, A., Leikis, M., & Krebs, J. D. (2013). High protein diets and renal disease: Is there a relationship in people with type 2 diabetes? British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease, 13(5-6), 238-243. doi: 10.1177/1474651413503020

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Sukala, W. R., Page, R., Lonsdale, C., Lys, I., Rowlands, D., Krebs, J., Leikis, M., & Cheema, B. S. (2013). Exercise improves quality of life in indigenous Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 10(5), 699-707.

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Krebs, J. D., Elley, C. R., Parry-Strong, A., Lunt, H., Drury, P. L., Bell, D. A., … Mann, J. I. (2012). The Diabetes Excess Weight Loss (DEWL) trial: A randomised controlled trial of high-protein versus high-carbohydrate diets over 2 years in type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 55, 905-914. doi: 10.1007/s00125-012-2461-0

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Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Weatherall, M., Carroll, R. W., & Downie, M. (2012). A cross-over study of the acute effects of espresso coffee on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism, 61(9), 1231-1237. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2012.01.021

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Sukala, W. R., Page, R. A., Rowlands, D. S., Lys, I., Krebs, J. D., Leikis, M. J., & Cheema, B. S. (2012). Exercise intervention in New Zealand Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes: Cultural considerations and clinical trial recommendations. Australasian Medical Journal, 5(8), 429-435. doi: 10.4066/amj.2012.1311

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Sukala, W. R., Page, R., Rowlands, D. S., Krebs, J., Lys, I., Leikis, M., … Cheema, B. S. (2012). South Pacific Islanders resist type 2 diabetes: Comparison of aerobic and resistance training. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(1), 317-325. doi: 10.1007/s00421-011-1978-0

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Foo, J., Krebs, J., Hayes, M. T., Bell, D., Macartney-Coxson, D., Croft, T., & Stubbs, R. S. (2011). Studies in insulin resistance following very low calorie diet and/or gastric bypass surgery. Obesity Surgery, 21(12), 1914-1920. doi: 10.1007/s11695-011-0527-6

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