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HIIT improves heart function for Type 2 diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is associated with reduced left ventricular function in the heart. The left ventricle is the lower left chamber of the heart, and if it gets bigger and is unable to contract enough to pump blood throughout the body, it can lead to heart failure. In turn, at least one-third of patients with heart failure also have diabetes, showing the strong association one disease has with the other.  Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve diabetes outcomes, including in the case of your heart. High-intensity interval training (HIIT), a type of exercise that combines brief sessions of high-intensity activity with bouts of rest, has emerged as one of the most efficient workouts available, and this holds true for improving heart function in diabetics as well.  Read more....

 

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