Chinese researchers used a cohort of 248 prediabetes patients and found that those who did resistance exercises for six months had improved beta-cell function similar to the aerobics group. Published in the Journal of Diabetes, findings also showed no significant differences in A1C levels and insulin resistance between the resistance and aerobics group, compared with the control group, but there was an increase in homeostatic model assessment of beta-cell function scores in both exercise groups and a decrease in the control group.
Resistance training tied to improved beta-cell function, study finds
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