505559 505559 2013

SOM0010.1177/2050312113505559SAGE Open MedicineCollins and Twumasi-Ankrah

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A walking intervention to reduce inflammation in patients with diabetes and peripheral arterial/artery disease: A pilot study

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Tracie C Collins and Philip Twumasi-Ankrah

Abstract Objectives: In this pilot study, we sought to determine whether walking reduces inflammation in patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral arterial/artery disease. Methods: We obtained blood samples from patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral arterial/artery disease. Intervention participants were advised to walk for 50 min 3 days per week for 6 months. Participants completed assessments of comorbidities and walking ability. Difference-in-difference analyses were used to assess the relationship between group assignment and each biomarker over time. Results: We randomized 55 participants (control = 25 and intervention = 30). At 6 months and based on p values of

artery disease: A pilot study.

In this pilot study, we sought to determine whether walking reduces inflammation in patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral arterial/artery dis...
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