A recent case study from the University of Sydney, and the Southern Cross University, New South Wales, published in Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, has shown the benefit of passive IHE for diabetes treatment.

A 49 year old female presented to the clinic with pre-diabetes. The first 5 weeks of treatment used only a calorie controlled diet, and improvements in glycaemic control and body weight were recorded. Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure (IHE), or, the POD to our London and Manchester based clients, was introduced from week 5 onwards, with 4 weeks the treatment involving both the diet and IHE. This 4 week period saw significantly greater improvements in body weight and glycaemic control than did the first 5 weeks of dieting alone, and resulted in remission from pre-diabetes.

The patient lost 5kg, 3cm from the waist, and dropped her BMI by 2 points in the 4 weeks of IHE and diet control. Significant improvements were also seen in cholesterol, blood glucose and blood lipid levels, and feelings of lethargy. The improvements from IHE and diet were greater than diet alone.

Although the findings can not be generalised to wider population as of yet, the authors of the study are looking to launch a wide scale study, with the possibility of introducing IHE into the treatment programme for diabetes patients.

To find out more about our courses of IHE, and how we might be able to help you, get in touch on 020 7193 1626, or email us at [email protected].

Full case study details:

Fuller, N.R. & Courtney, R. (2016). A case of remission from pre-diabetes following intermittent hypoxic training. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 10, 487-491.