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New Studies Suggest Benefits of Exercise for People With Type 2 Diabetes

New studies that took a deeper look at the role of exercise in treating people with Type 2 diabetes determined that both the timing and quantity of exercise can have an impact on people with the disease. Nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has Type 2 diabetes and more than one in three...

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Managing diabetes is all about reducing insulin resistance.  The most effective way is calorie restriction, especially if you are also reducing the intake of saturated fatty acids, like palmitic acid, that increases inflammation in the hypothalamus and liver.  Less effective is moderate exercise like walking.  Actually, high-intensity exercise is better, but it is less likely that diabetic patients will undertake that type of exercise on a long-term basis.  Bottom line, diet (ideally an anti-inflammatory diet) followed by exercise (ideally high-intensity) represents a good 1-2 punch for managing diabetes as well as not developing it in the first place.

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