Diabetes and physical activity.

Author:Sekir, Ufuk
Position::Book review
 
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Volume Editors: J.H. Goedecke and E.O. Ojuka.

Series Editors: D.J. Caine, A.P. Hills, T. Noakes.

Bibliographic Data: ISBN: 978-3-318-02576-7/e-ISBN: 978-3-318-02577-4; 2014 by S. Karger AG, Basel, Switzerland, 166 pages, hardcover, $222.00.

Subjects: Diabetes, Exercise, Nutrition, Prevention, Treatment.

Description: Diabetes and Physical Activity collects current review articles on the relationship between exercise and diabetes, and discusses in detail the physiologic, molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in this interaction.

Purpose: The goal of the book, as stated in the preface, is to provide current evidence-based information regarding the effects of physical activity/inactivity and nutrition on insulin resistance and diabetes, and to determine the underlying mechanisms to explain the observed effects.

Audience: The book has much to offer and is highly recommended to research scientists, students and clinicians, including physicians, dieticians, exercise physiologists, biokineticists, physiotherapists, nurses and diabetes educators.

Features: The book is composed of 14 review articles each written by different experts and includes 15 figures and 8 tables. The following topics are addressed in the review articles: 1- "The relationship between Exercise, Nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes", 2- "Sedentary Behavior as a Mediator of Type 2 Diabetes", 3- "Increasing Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Not Only a Case of Inadequate Physical Activity", 4- "Exercise Interventions to Prevent and Manage Type 2 Diabetes: Physiological Mechanisms", 5- "Relationships...

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