Exercise shows gender-dependent effects in obese with diabetes

01/28/2013 | HealthDay News

A study in Metabolism revealed obese men with type 2 diabetes who took an isometric handgrip test showed improvements in cardiovascular health following a 16-week walking program, while their female counterparts did not attain similar results, suggesting the benefits of exercise may be gender-dependent in such patients. However, higher-intensity or longer-duration exercises may help boost health in obese women with type 2 diabetes, a researcher said.

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