Exercise reduces mortality in type 2 diabetes

Higher levels of total physical activity, leisure-time physical activity, such as cycling, gardening and housework, and walking were associated with a lower risk of premature death from any cause, as well as from cardiovascular disease.

People who reported being moderately physically active had lower mortality risk compared with those who reported being physically inactive. In an accompanying editorial, Dr Mitchell Katz advocates exercise prescriptions. “Some might question whether providing exercise prescriptions is really the job of the practising physician ” he writes. “But having read the meta