Both aerobic and resistance exercise can improve glycaemic control in patients with type-2 diabetes, suggest study findings.
It included 251 adults, aged 39 to 70, who had type-2 diabetes and were not exercising regularly. Participants were randomly assigned to no exercise, or three 45-minute sessions a week incorporating aerobic exercise, resistance training or both. After 26 weeks, blood sugar control improved in the aerobic and resistance groups. The benefit was double in those assigned both types of exercise (Ann Intern Med Online 2007).
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