Exercise for type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  title={Exercise for type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={D E Thomas and Elizabeth J Elliott and Geraldine A Naughton},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Exercise is generally recommended for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, some studies evaluate an exercise intervention including diet or behaviour modification or both, and the effects of diet and exercise are not differentiated. Some exercise studies involve low participant numbers, lacking power to show significant differences which may appear in larger trials. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of exercise in type 2 diabetes mellitus. SEARCH STRATEGY Trials were… 

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