Does Physical Fitness Predict Survival in Men with Type 2 Diabetes?

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Physical Fitness Predicts Survival in Men with Type 2 Diabetes.


Progression is rarely linear. Once highly mobile hunters and gatherers, we have evolved into a technologically advanced but kinetically stagnant species. Sedentary societies define today’s cultural norms.

The adverse health outcomes associated with sedentary behaviour have led many to conclude that sedentary behaviour is a novel risk factor whose population-attributable risk may even surpass that of smoking.

Others have interpreted such associations more cautiously, given inconsistencies in evidence across studies, measurement biases, residual confounding, ambiguity in explanatory intercausal pathway mechanisms, and the absence of clinical trials that are adequately powered to detect differences in mortality from sedentary interventions

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Alter, D.A. (2017) Tracking Our Physical Inactivity and Progression to Death: Is This Evolutionary Stagnation? Annals of Internal Medicine. 167(7), pp.513-514. DOI: 10.7326/M17-2181.


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