Researchers discover that moderate exercise following bariatric surgery reduces specific metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that moderate exercise may provide additional benefits to health beyond weight loss.
Exercise after weight loss surgery decreases risk of type 2 diabetes.
The study was performed in collaboration with the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Department of Health and Physical Activity, and the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Department of Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
This study was funded by the NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (RO1 DK078192) and was registered at http://www.clinicaltris.gov/ (Trial ID NCT00692367).