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More exercise means less risk of all-cause mortality amongst T2D patients.

Presented By
Dr Yun-Ju Lai , Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

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Conference
EASD 2020
Physical activity and exercise is important for long-term survival in patients with type 2 diabetes. In fact, a study of more than 4,500 patients over a 15-year period revealed that increased exercise was linked to a 25-32% reduction in risk of all-cause mortality in this population.  A Taiwanese study, presented by Dr Yun-Ju Lai (Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Nantou, Taiwan), used data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Health Insurance research databases to examine the association between exercise capacity and all-cause mortality [1]. In total, 4,859 patients with type 2 diabetes were selected. Of these, 49.2% were male with a mean age of 59.5 years. Using univariate Cox regression analysis, it was found that patients who had a greater exercise capacity also had a significantly decreased risk of all-cause mortality compared with patients who did not exercise at all. If patients did moderate exe...


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