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Diabetes

10 November 2010

Exercise intervention benefits type 2 diabetes patients

Adding supervision and resistance training to an exercise programme will substantially improve type 2 diabetes patients' blood glucose control and cardiovascular risk profile.

Adding supervision and resistance training to an exercise programme will substantially improve type 2 diabetes patients' blood glucose control and cardiovascular risk profile compared to exercise counselling alone, new research shows.

Participants received either exercise counselling every three months for a year or counselling plus 150 minutes per week of supervised aerobic and resistance exercise, also for a year. Counselling focused on encouraging people to increase their level of physical activity to at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, as recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

 

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