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October 5, 2021

Cycling May Lower Mortality Risk in People Who Have Diabetes

JAMA. 2021;326(13):1246. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15425

Riding a bike could help people with diabetes stave off an early death. In a study conducted in 10 countries in Europe, cyclists with diabetes had a lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality than noncyclists with the condition.

The analysis included 7459 adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study. The participants reported their physical activities on a questionnaire at baseline and then 5 years later.

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