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We know that exercise somehow reduces our risk of heart disease , the most common complication of diabetes . But we really haven’t known how. Now for the first time a new study offers an explanation of how it works. The study, “Aerobic Exercise Attenuates Inductible TNF Production in Humans” will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Applied Physiology . The lead author, Richard Sloan, professor of behavioral medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, kindly sent me a pre-print of the article. Just the abstract is available online. That’s a terribly technical title. Exercise done with oxygen – referring to the use of oxygen in a muscle’s energy-generating process – is aerobic. Many types of exercise are aerobic. Generally, we do aerobic exercise at a low to moderate level of intensity for quite a while. For example, when we run at a moderate pace it is aerobic, but sprinting isn’t. But in this study Dr. Sloan and his associa...
More and more research pinpoints inflammation as a root cause of type 2 diabetes. Being overweight makes it harder for us to control our diabetes, but that can't be what causes it. Since a lot more people are overweight or obese than have diabetes, weight alone can't lead to diabetes. No one ever demonstrated that obesity causes diabetes or even insulin resistance. In my most recent book, Losing Weight with Your Diabetes Medication , I speculated that essentially it might be the other way around: That what makes so many of us overweight could be insulin resistance or impaired beta cells.
Type 2 diabetes generally results from the combination of impaired beta cell function and insulin resistance acting on susceptible genes. Why then is there such a large overlap between being heavy and type 2 diabetes? When our beta cells don't function properly, we are likely to get diabetes, Endocrinologist Daniel Porte Jr., M.D., who is now associated with the VA San Diego Health Care System...
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