Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD
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Katzmarzyk PT. Physical Fitness and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Reducing Risk at Any Weight. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164:620-621. doi: 10.7326/M16-0269
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(9):620-621.
Published at www.annals.org on 8 March 2016
Physical inactivity is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and accounts for approximately 7% of cases of type 2 DM worldwide (1). However, less is known about the relationship between components of physical fitness and type 2 DM. Cardiorespiratory fitness is a powerful predictor of several health outcomes, including all-cause mortality rates (2). Muscular fitness is also a protective factor against the development of metabolic syndrome (3) and the prevention of premature death (4); however, its role in the prevention of type 2 DM has been studied less.
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