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When is the best time to exercise to control blood sugar?

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Yasmina Kattou, edited by Laura Laplaud
07:30, November 14, 2022

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More than 460 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. A figure that could almost double in 20 years. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, zoom in on a path of hope. According to a new study published in the journal “Diabetologia”, the sport practiced at certain times of the day is more effective in lowering blood sugar.

Worldwide, 463 million people have diabetes. A figure that could reach 700 million in 2045. A new study published in the famous journal Diabetology reveals that sport practiced at certain times of the day is more effective in avoiding blood sugar spikes that diabetics must prevent. A track of hope for the sick, and even for people with prediabetes on this World Diabetes Day.

From 6 p.m.…

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The evening, from 6 p.m., is the best time to exercise if you want to better control your blood sugar level. The study proves that training at the end of the day allows our body to better absorb insulin. One of the reasons is because muscle power is at its peak in the late afternoon, explains Jean-François Gautier, head of the endocrinology department at Lariboisière hospital in Paris. “When it’s done in the afternoon, at the end of the day, we have mitochondrial activity which is much more metabolically interesting.”

“Mitochondria are the engine of the muscle, it’s what makes the muscle work. They have a major effect on insulin sensitivity, so we improve muscle function depending on the time of day. “, he specifies at the microphone of Europe 1. To be even more effective, it is necessary for example to alternate running and sprinting. Jean-François Gautier specifies that the sport practiced in the morning or in the evening remains effective in preventing the development of diabetes.

Source: Europe1

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