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Bursts of exercise for diabetes patients improves heart health


Researchers found patients with type 2 diabetes had significantly larger reductions in HbA1c and cholesterol levels three months after participating in high-intensity bursts of exercise, compared with those in the conventional sustained-exercise program group. The findings, presented at the 2015 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress and based on 76 patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, also showed that the burst-exercise group had better adherence to the program than the sustained exercise group.

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