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JG Lim, HJ Kang, KJ Stewart
Correspondence: Dr Kerry J Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been increasing in Singapore and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Exercise training is an important therapeutic modality for managing glycaemic control and improving cardiovascular health among persons with type 2 diabetes. It may also help to prevent or delay the onset of this harmful condition. This review examines the evidence and possible mechanisms by which exercise training produces these benefits, and gives a brief review of appropriate exercise activities.
Keywords: diabetes mellitus, exercise, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes
Singapore Med J 2004; 45(2): 62-68