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Exercise 'can ease premature cardiovascular aging caused by type 2 diabetes'

Exercise 'can ease premature cardiovascular aging caused by type 2 diabetes'
12th October 2012

New research has found that premature cardiovascular aging caused by type 2 diabetes may be eased by taking exercise.

According to a study conducted by researcher Amy Huebschmann of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the cardiovascular system of people with type 2 diabetes has been found to show signs of aging significantly earlier than those without the disease.

But she discovered exercise can help to slow down this premature aging, which has the impact of bringing the aging of type 2 diabetes patients' cardiovascular systems closer to that of people who are not affected by the disease.

"People with diabetes are typically less physically active, but the majority of those patients say that their doctors told them to be active," said Ms Huebschmann, who added there is a disconnect between the advice issued and the action taken.

This study comes shortly after the government moved a step closer to realising their plans of rolling out the personal care budgets scheme to those with conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.

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