Strength, cardio fitness in youth linked to insulin resistance

04/25/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A 12-year study from Denmark found that reduced abdominal muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness in youth had an independent association with adverse levels of fasting insulin, insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function when subjects entered young adulthood. The findings, based on 317 youths, were published in the journal Diabetes Care.

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