HbA1C change after exercise best predicted by reduced body fat

05/21/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study on the website of Diabetes Care found that changes in hemoglobin A1C were best predicted by reduced body fat and improved fitness in type 2 diabetes patients who underwent exercise training for nine months. Researchers said those with higher estimated metabolic equivalents and reduced trunk fat mass or waist circumference after training were more likely to have lower HbA1C and/or reduced use of diabetes drugs.

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