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Recreational football an absolute winner for 55- to 70-year-olds with prediabetes

20:00 EDT 28 May 2018 | AAAS

(University of Southern Denmark Faculty of Health Sciences) Twice-weekly football combined with dietary guidance improves fitness level and cardiovascular health profile in untrained 55- to 70-yr-old women and men with prediabetes. They can also lose weight in a healthier way than with normal dieting.This is the conclusion of the world's first trial involving football and dietary guidance in older prediabetics, carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark.

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