Fitness, obesity and diabetes : the chicken, the egg or both?
Kumar, Sudhesh (2009) Fitness, obesity and diabetes : the chicken, the egg or both? International Diabetes Monitor, Vol.21 (No.1). pp. 41-42. ISSN 0924-3623Full text not available from this repository.
The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study is a 16-centre randomized controlled trial examining the effects of intensive weight loss on cardiovascular endpoints, with a
follow-up period of up to 11.5 years. The baseline data of 5145 overweight and obese men and women, aged between 45 and 75 years, with type 2 diabetes were evaluated for body composition and metabolic and cardiovascular parameters,
along with measurement of exercise capacity during graded exercise studies. Men had higher levels of fitness compared
with women. Higher age, BMI, waist circumference and HbA1c
, a history of cardiovascular disease, β-blocker use, and Afro-American ethnicity were associated with lower fitness (Fig. 1). The authors concluded that men and women with
type 2 diabetes have impaired exercise capacity.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Diabetes Monitor|
|Publisher:||Medical Forum International BV|
|Page Range:||pp. 41-42|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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