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Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Bursts of high intensity interval training (HIIT) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests.

The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies.

Although all the participants lost weight, those doing HIIT saw a 28.5% greater weight loss.

The researchers cautioned that HIIT may not be suitable for everyone.

"Hiit might increase the risk of injury and impose higher cardiovascular stress," they said.

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