Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cardiovascular exercise and insulin sensitivity

We've long known the benefits of cardiovascular exercise in its prevention of heart disease. Here is a recent study linking the benefits of cardiovascular exercise with the prevention and possibly even treatment of Type II Diabetes. Cardiovascular exercise was shown to increase insulin sensitivity in all the trial subjects, but especially in those with a previously higher insulin resistance. Although the article only specifically mentions the benefits for women, that is the nature of scientific research, and the findings of the study can also be assumed for men.

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