Review: exercise improves glycaemic control and reduces plasma triglycerides and visceral adipose tissue in type 2 diabetes
Q What are the effects of exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus?
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Issue 1, 2005), Medline and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1966 to March 2005), and reference lists.
Study selection and assessment:
randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared aerobic, fitness, or progressive resistance training exercise (for a period ⩾8 wks) with no exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes. Studies were excluded if interventions involved only a recommendation for increasing physical activity, were not directly supervised or well documented, or included a co-intervention in the treatment group that was not applied to the control group. Methodological quality of individual trials was assessed based on minimisation of selection, attribution, and detection bias. 14 trials …