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Exercises reduce the risk of heart disease in children with type 1 diabetes

Exercises reduce the risk of heart disease in children with type 1 diabetes



German researchers believe that adolescents and children with type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease by doing regular exercise, reports Reuters Health.
The study included 23,251 patients with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 3 and 18 years. Those who were most active had the highest long-term blood glucose levels. Also, the study participants who did more exercises kept their blood pressure and cholesterol within normal limits.
In 44.7% of the participants who were not physically active the blood glucose level was higher. The most active group included 37% of participants who practiced once or twice a week and 18.3% who practiced 3 or more times a week.
It seems that glucose levels have increased in relation to cholesterol and triglycerides. The researchers believe that regular physical activity should be an important part of the education of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Alina Sica
Editor
August 30, 2007