Association of cycling with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among persons with diabetes
JAMA — Ried-Larsen M, Rasmussen MG, Blond K, et al. | July 20, 2021
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.