STRONG-D: Strength training regimen for normal weight diabetics: Rationale and design.

Affiliation

Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Currently, there is a lack of data on effective lifestyle recommendations for normal-weight diabetics (NWD), who can represent up to 1 in 5 individuals with Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). NWD is especially prevalent in Asian populations and the elderly. Specific exercise treatment recommendations are needed for patients with normal-weight diabetes (NWD), as those in this category face higher mortality rates than overweight and obese diabetics. Standard T2DM treatment recommends aerobic training; however, performing aerobic training alone may not be appropriate for NWD and strength training may be a more effective treatment recommendation.

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