Fitness, not fatness, linked to mortality in prediabetes

(HealthDay)—Unfit individuals with prediabetes have a higher mortality risk than fit individuals, regardless of adiposity measures, according to a study published in the February issue of Diabetes Care.

Paul A. McAuley, Ph.D., from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, and colleagues used data from a cohort of 17,044 participants (89 percent men) with prediabetes (defined as 100 mg/dL ≤ fasting plasma glucose

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