Study title is: Comparison of Aerobic Versus Resistance Exercise Training on Metabolic Syndrome (from the Studies of a Targeted Risk Reduction Intervention Through Defined Exercise – STRRIDE-AR/RT) in American Journal of Cardiology 2011. ePublish ahead of print.
Here is a link to the abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21741606
Since there are many, including myself, that would argue proper resistance training would trump "aerobic" training in improving health markers I found this study interesting.
The authors reach the conclusion that "AT/RT (this is Aerobic Training/Resistance Training) significantly decreased the MS (metabolic syndrome) score and was significantly different from RT alone. In conclusion, RT was not effective at improving the MS score; however, AT was effective. Combined AT and RT was similarly effective but not different from AT alone. When weighing the time commitment versus health benefit, the data suggest that AT alone was the most efficient mode of exercise for improving cardiometabolic health."
There are a couple authors, such as McGuff "Body By Science" being one, that report there is NO need for anything other than resistance training. So what do you think? Does this study reasonably refute the stance that resistance training is king?