Moderate physical activity levels were associated with better prognosis in diabetic adults, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

Researchers looked at 3,038 participants with diabetes in the Health Survey for England and the Scottish Health Surveys conducted between 1997 and 2008. Participants 50 years or older at baseline were followed up for an average of 75.2 months for all-cause mortality.


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Compared with individuals who were inactive, participants who reported some activity, but below the recommended amount, or who met the physical activity recommendations, had a 26% and 35% lower all-cause mortality, respectively.