A Prospective Study of Weight Training and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Men

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he role of weight training in the primary prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is largely unknown.

Methods  To examine the association of weight training with risk of T2DM in US men and to assess the influence of combining weight training and aerobic exercise, we performed a prospective cohort study of 32 002 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study observed from 1990 to 2008. Weekly time spent on weight training and aerobic exercise (including brisk walking, jogging, running, bicycling, swimming, tennis, squash, and calisthenics/rowing) was obtained from questionnaires at baseline and biennially during follow-up. Read More