- Patients with type 2 diabetes who perform moderate amount of exercise have a 25% lower risk for all-cause mortality.
- The risk further decreases to 32% with higher exercise level.
Why this matters
- There are limited data on the effect of exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in people with diabetes.
- Further evaluation of type and duration of exercise to promote health and prolong life expectancy.
- Study of 4859 adult participants (age, 59.5 years) with type 2 diabetes from the National Health Interview Survey and the National Health Insurance research database in Taiwan.
- Socioeconomic status and health behaviors were obtained by standardized face-to-face interviews in 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013.
- Patients were categorized into 3 groups based on the level of exercise capacity in kcal/week expenditure:
- no exercise: 0;
- moderate exercise: 0-800; and
- high level: >800.
- Funding: None disclosed.
- 49.17% of the participants were male.
- 996 deaths were reported.
- Compared with participants with no exercise, those with higher exercise capacity had a significantly lower risk for all-cause mortality (Ptrend <.01>
- Moderate exercise: adjusted HR (aHR), 0.75 (P<.0001>
- High exercise levels: aHR, 0.68 (P<.0001>
- Observational design.
- Survey-based data.