Physical Activity Timing Linked to Fitness Level, CV Risk for Men With Diabetes
February 17, 2021

The timing of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is correlated to cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular risk for men who have type 2 diabetes, according to research published in Diabetes Care.

“The general message for our patient population remains that you should exercise whenever you can as regular exercise provides significant benefits for health,” said corresponding author Jingyi Qian, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “But researchers studying the effects of physical activity should take into account timing as an additional consideration so that we can give better recommendations to the general public about how time of day may affect the relationship between exercise and cardiovascular health.”

Researchers examined the associations of timing of bout-related MVPA with cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular risk in adults with type 2 diabetes. Baseline 7-day hip-worn accelerometry data from 2,035 Look AHEAD study participants were analysed to identify bout-related MVPA. Cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed by maximal graded exercise test. The researchers used the Framingham risk score to assess the participants’ risk level of experiencing coronary heart disease (CHD) over the next 4 years.

Cardiorespiratory fitness was highly associated with timing of bout-related MVPA (P

Reference: https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2021/02/11/dc20-2178

SOURCE: Diabetes Care