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Exercise may treat chronic COVID-induced diabetes, depression: Study

March 11, 2022 14:19 Is

shifts [US]March 11 (ANI): No medical treatment exists for long-term COVID, but, according to a new study, exercise can break the vicious cycle of inflammation that causes a person to develop diabetes and diabetes months after recovering from the virus. Depression may develop. ,
The study was published in the journal Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews.
“We know that long-term COVID causes depression, and we know that it can elevate blood sugar levels to the point where people develop diabetic ketoacidosis, potentially leading to people with type 1 diabetes.” is a life-threatening condition,” said Candida Rebello, PhD. research scientist at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
“Exercise can help. Exercise takes care of the inflammation that leads to elevated blood glucose and the development and progression of diabetes and clinical depression,” she said.
It is not clear how many people are suffering from prolonged COVID? But it is estimated that the number of infected people ranges from 15 percent to 80 percent. Based on those figures, it’s possible that about 1 million Louisiana residents may be suffering from chronic COVID-19.

Long-term COVID causes what the Centers for Disease Control describes as “a constellation of other debilitating symptoms,” including brain fog, muscle aches, and fatigue that last for months after a person has recovered from the initial infection. Could stay.
“For example, a person may not become very ill with COVID-19, but six months later, after the cough or fever is gone, they become diabetic,” Dr. Rebello said.
One solution is exercise. Dr. Rebello and his co-authors describe their hypothesis in “Exercise as a Moderator of Persistent Neuroendocrine Symptoms of COVID-19”.
“You don’t have to run a mile or walk a mile too fast,” Dr. Rebello said.
“Going slowly is also exercise. Ideally, you’ll do a 30-minute session of exercise. But if you can only do 15 minutes at a time, try doing two 15-minute sessions. Can walk 15 minutes once a day, do that. The important thing is to try. It doesn’t matter where you start. You can gradually build up to the recommended level of exercise,” she said.
“We know that physical activity is an important component to a healthy life. This research shows that exercise can be used to break the chain reaction of inflammation that leads to high blood sugar levels, and Then to the development or progression of type 2 diabetes,” said John Keenan, PhD, executive director of Pennington Biomedicals, who is also a co-author of the paper. (ANI)

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