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After-dinner exercise decreases CVD risk in type 2 diabetes

February 19, 2015

Cardiovascular disease risk decreased among obese adults with type 2 diabetes when they exercised after a meal, according to study findings published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

“This study shows that it is not just the intensity or duration of exercising that is important, but also the timing of when it occurs,” Jill Kanaley, PhD, of the department of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri, said in a press release. “Results from this study show that resistance exercise has its most powerful effect on reducing glucose and fat levels in one’s blood when performed after dinner.”

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