The association between physical activity, physical fitness, and type 2 diabetes mellitus

Compr Ther. Fall 2000;26(3):176-82. doi: 10.1007/s12019-000-0006-9.

Abstract

Recent studies have shown that cardiorespiratory fitness--an objective measurement of physical activity--is a strong predictor of type 2 diabetes. Self-reported physical activity is also associated with decreased risk of developing diabetes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / etiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / prevention & control
  • Exercise*
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity / complications
  • Physical Fitness*
  • Risk
  • United States / epidemiology