Exercise protects the heart when diabetes threatens

Lower resting heart rate may mean lower risk of diabetes.

People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without diabetes, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability among people with diabetes. But there is a positive side to this predicament: any healthy change you make to address one condition will help the other.

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