Saturday, May 25, 2024
HomeMedical Myths and RumoursMedical MythsThe Endurance Exercise and Diabetes Myth

The Endurance Exercise and Diabetes Myth

Myth: Endurance exercises may help treat type 2 diabetes.

Truth:

This is true.

Previous studies have found that lower levels of surfactant protein D (SP-D) have decreased type 2 diabetes and are positively associated with insulin sensitivity and negatively associated with obesity. However, the exact mechanisms of this possible association had been unclear.

SP-D is a lung-specific protein, and since previous studies have proposed that a decline in lung function may be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, researchers sought to determine if decreasing SP-D levels would also lower obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance.

A study published in Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome in September 2017 found that endurance exercises, a common method of treating type 2 diabetes, did induce a significant reduction in levels of surfactant protein D (SP-D) in patients with type 2 diabetes. This was the first study to examine the relationship between SP-D levels, endurance exercise, and diabetes and the findings have important implications for diabetic research. 

Reference

  1. Rezaei S, Shamsi MM, Mahdavi M, et al. Endurance exercise training decreased serum levels of surfactant protein D and improved aerobic fitness of obese women with type-2 diabetes. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2017;9:74. Published 2017 Sep 25. doi:10.1186/s13098-017-0273-6
Previous article
Next article
RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News and Articles

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS

Stay Connected
10,288FansLike
820FollowersFollow
249FollowersFollow
2,787FollowersFollow

Article of the month

Recognizing HIE: A Call for Advocacy

Have you heard of HIE? It’s the second leading cause of infant mortality and lifelong disability worldwide. 2-3 per 1,000 live births in high-income...

Joke Of The Day – May 25

Patient: Doctor, I am not feeling well. When I touch my chest, it hurts. When I check my pulse, I feel severe pain. When...

ADVERTISE WITH US

error: Content is read-only and copy-protected.