Can physical activity prevent diabetes?

Brown, W. J. (2006). Can physical activity prevent diabetes?. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine and in Sport: 2006 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Sports medicine in paradise: Perspectives from the Pacific, Yanuca, Fiji, (48-49). 19-21 October, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.12.113


Author Brown, W. J.
Title of paper Can physical activity prevent diabetes?
Conference name Sports medicine in paradise: Perspectives from the Pacific
Conference location Yanuca, Fiji
Conference dates 19-21 October, 2006
Proceedings title Journal of Science and Medicine and in Sport: 2006 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2006
DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2006.12.113
ISSN 1440-2440
Editor C. Finch
Volume 9
Issue Suppl. 1
Start page 48
End page 49
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Most physical activity researchers are familiar with the epidemiological evidence that suggests that physical activity has an important role in the primary prevention of Type 2 diabetes. There is compelling evidence from large well-conducted prospective cohort trials to show that the risk of diabetes is reduced by up to 50% in people who are habitually active. There is also evidence from large randomised controlled trails to support the view that physical activity, as part of a lifestyle change program, can prevent Type 2 diabetes and the onset and progression of metabolic syndrome. This is the strongest evidence in support of a beneficial role for physical activity in the primary prevention of any health problem; much stronger than that for the links between smoking and lung cancer. This presentation will critically evaluate this evidence, and explore the notion that, while physical activity may postpone the development of Type 2 diabetes, it may not actually prevent the onset of problem at the population level. As the (self-reported) prevalence of Type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in the last 20 years, it is critical that we explore effective strategies for ensuring that we can ‘activate’ Australians sufficiently to prevent, rather than simply postpone, the development of this significant health problem.
Subjects EX
321216 Health Promotion
730301 Health education and promotion
Q-Index Code EX

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 23 Aug 2007, 22:18:31 EST