Study touts resistance training for older patients with diabetes

03/13/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Progressive resistance training improved insulin resistance and glucose control among older patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study of 103 adults published on the website of Diabetes Care. "We saw improvements in metabolic health similar to those seen with the addition of a second diabetic medication," lead researcher Yorgi Mavros said. Previous studies have shown that a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training yields the best outcomes.

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