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Association of cycling with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among persons with diabetes

JAMARied-Larsen M, Rasmussen MG, Blond K, et al. | July 20, 2021

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Including 7,459 participants from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study, this prospective cohort analysis was undertaken to assess the link between time spent cycling and all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in individuals suffering from diabetes. Researchers also examined the link between change in time spent cycling and risk of all-cause and CVD mortality. A total 1673 deaths from all causes were documented during 110,944 person-years of follow-up. The multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios for all-cause mortality were estimated to be 0.78, 0.76, 0.68, and 0.76 for cycling 1 to 59, 60 to 149, 150 to 299, and 300 or more min/wk, respectively, vs the reference group of persons who reported no cycling at baseline (0 min/wk). Findings showed lower all-cause and CVD mortality risk in relation to cycling, independent of practicing other types of physical activity, among individuals with diabetes. A considerably lower risk of both all-cause and CVD mortality was observed among participants who took up cycling between the baseline and second examination vs consistent noncyclists.

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