Navigation Links
Fitness a Key Element in Determining Male Diabetic's Longevity
Date:6/15/2008

7-year study found staying in good shape more important than weight

SUNDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man with type 2 diabetes, how long you live may be determined more by how physically fit you are than by how much you weigh.

A new study expected to be presented in San Francisco this weekend at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society found that physical fitness appeared to be more important than weight in estimating a male diabetic's longevity.

"Death rates were the highest for those who were 'low fit' in all weight categories," researcher Dr. Roshney Jacob-Issac, an endocrinology fellow at George Washington University Hospital, said in a prepared statement.

Researchers used 2,690 male diabetic veterans in VA hospitals, most of whom were overweight or obese based on their body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat using height and weight.

The vets were categorized as having low, moderate or high fitness level, depending on their performance on a standard treadmill exercise tolerance test.

The researchers found that the higher the man's level of fitness, the lower his risk of dying during the study period. For example, those in the high fitness level -- whether at normal body weight or overweight -- reduced their risk of death by 40 percent. The findings were even more dramatic for those classified as obese but in reasonable good shape: a cut in death risk of 52 percent, when compared to peers not physically fit, the study found during its seven-year follow-up period.

"Diabetics should improve their fitness level or exercise capacity to at least a moderate level, by being physically active. Weight loss is great, but being active is just as important," Jacob-Issac advised.

She said people should get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity -- the equivalent to brisk walking at least five days of the week -- to achieve the health benefits reported in the current study.

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more about diabetes.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Endocrine Society, news release, June 15, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Majesco Entertainment and Interactive Game Group Announce Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii(TM)
2. Fitness and Wellness re-defined using Internet in the Workplace
3. Fitness Anywhere, Maker of the TRX Suspension Trainer(TM), Releases Two New Specialized Training Programs
4. Independence Blue Cross Sponsors Free Fitness Series at Penns Landing
5. Fitness and Figure Professionals Kirsten Nicewarner and Michelle Adams to Represent GNC at Vails Teva Mountain Games
6. Pussycat Dolls Shape Up With Bally Total Fitness
7. Childrens Health and Fitness To Be Focus of ING Presents Marc Anthony Juntos en Concierto Series
8. Technological Interventions Merge Into Health and Fitness
9. Brisk Walking Lowers Blood Pressure, Increases Fitness in Obese
10. Fitworks Fitness Centers Responds to the Growing Adolescent Obesity Rate by Offering Free Summer Memberships to Teens 13-15 Years of Age
11. Health Fitness Completes Share Repurchase Plan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fitness a Key Element in Determining Male Diabetic's Longevity
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Northern California Medical ... recently joined their multi-specialty medical group. The dermatology practice provides general dermatologic treatment, ... excited to add this excellent dermatology practice to our group’s medical services,” explains ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Spectrum Aquatics Launches New ADA Portable Motion ... deck space. Since the lift is mounted on wheels, it can be wheeled out of ... down kit, to fasten to the deck. "We have transformed the feedback from customers into ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... supplement development, announced it attended the January ECRM trade show to continue the marketing ... technologically advanced vitamin C supplement, known for providing 400 percent better absorption than traditional ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... International Protein, a company based out of Australia that focuses on developing ... trade show in Hilton Head, SC. , International Protein was founded by Christine ... of products that would elevate her fitness regime. At this ECRM trade show, Envall ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... “Mary Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin”: a unique and ... Christ firsthand. “Mary Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin” is the creation of published ... with countless women who had little knowledge of the female characters portrayed in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017 ResMed (NYSE: RMD ), BMC ... Winter Haven, Florida ) today announced they have agreed on ... 3B will be permitted to sell their existing products in exchange ... settlement payment to 3B to close the Florida ... an admission of liability or wrongdoing by any party. ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017  Today, during a plenary ... Pathways in Immunology, Growth Disorders and Cancer," ... INFI ) presented preclinical data for ... selectively inhibits phosphoinositide-3-kinase-gamma (PI3K-gamma). Preclinical data showed ... resistance to checkpoint inhibition by remodeling the ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Creatinine, Electrolyte Testing, HbA1c Testing, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Liver Panel, Renal ... report to their offering. ... The global clinical laboratory testing market is expected ... innovative solutions on the grounds of maximum efficiency and minimum error ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: