Exercise Improves Elasticity of Coronary Blood Vessels in Type 2 Diabetic patients

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A study conducted by the University of Leipzig (Leipzig) and the Paracelsus Medical University (Salzburg) found that exercise and hypo-caloric diet improved the elasticity of the coronary blood vessels in Type 2 diabetic patients with coronary artery disease.

The study looked at the effects of exercise and hypo-caloric diet in 11 patients in the intervention group and compared it with 12 patients in the control group.  After a follow-up period of 5 months, patients in the intervention group have improved coronary blood vessel function.

Furthermore, patients who were randomized in the intervention program had improved fasting glucose, HbA1c, high-sensitive C-reactive protein, total and LDL-cholesterol.

Sixt, S. et al. Eur Heart J 2010, 31(1): 112

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