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Author Topic: Fitness in youth linked to T2 Diabetes  (Read 315 times)

Offline skb

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Fitness in youth linked to T2 Diabetes
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:48:21 PM »
A recent Swedish study of young military recruits concluded that "low aerobic capacity and muscle strength at age 18 years were associated with increased long-term risk for type 2 DM"

You can read the study here.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 07:53:17 PM by skb »
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Re: Fitness in youth linked to T2 Diabetes
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 11:45:51 PM »
Interesting.  I was a cross country runner in high school and a nationally competitive gymnast in collage, as well as running many 1/2 marathons.  Who would have thought that all those good athletic things would have led to T2 diabetes????
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Re: Fitness in youth linked to T2 Diabetes
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 11:37:16 PM »
Exercise is a real conundrum.  I remember several DF members who were athletes, or newly committed to fitness, who found that exercise either spiked them to the stratosphere or led to devastating lows.

All we could do, it seems, was recommend that they test-test-test and bring plenty of nuts, cheese and glucose until they know how exercise affects their glucose.

I truly hope this study is followed up.  Too many unanswered questions here.