Outlining the Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title

Combating Sloth as Well as Gluttony: The Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes.

Introduction

In this issue, Wei and associates report the results of their survey of 1,263 men with type 2 diabetes who self-reported their physical activity and were evaluated for physical fitness and cardiovascular risk factors.

They found a strong relation between these measures of cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality, which held after statistical correction of baseline differences in traditional cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, and a personal or familial history of cardiovascular disease.

The results are consistent with a previous report on men and women without diabetes (2) and adds to our understanding of the risks of physical inactivity in persons with type 2 diabetes.

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Reference

Clark Jr., C.M. (2000) Combating Sloth as Well as Gluttony: The Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Annals of Internal Medicine. 132(8), pp.669-670. DOI: 10.7326/0003-4819-132-8-200004180-00010

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