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Characteristics of Glycemic Control in Taiwanese Children with Asthma.

Characteristics of Glycemic Control in Taiwanese Children with Asthma.
Lai, Cheng-Hsiu
Tsai, Yin-Lan
Chou, Shih-Wei
Lin, Fon-Chin
Chen, Chung-Yu
Chen, Shu-Man
Lee, Wen-Chih
Liao, Yi-Hung
Kuo, Chia-Hua
SCHOOL children
PHYSICAL fitness
INSULIN resistance
Pediatric Exercise Science; May2006, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p262-272, 11p, 2 Charts, 8 Graphs
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The majority of schoolchildren with asthma do not participate in regular physical activity due to a risk of exercise-induced asthma. The aim of the study was to determine the glycemic characteristic of Taiwanese children with persistent asthma. The current study found that children with asthma (age 10.4 ± 0.4 years)exhibited lower whole-body insulin sensitivity and poorer physical fitness compared to children without asthma (age 10.9 ± 0.6 years). Postprandial glucose and insulin, BMI, and waist circumference of the children with asthma were greater than those of the healthy children. Four patients with asthma regularly participating in a permissible amount of physical activity exhibited lower postprandial glucose and insulin levels compared to those of the rest of the children with asthma who were totally lacking physical activity. A permissible amount of physical activity appears to be beneficial for children with asthma in the prevention of the early onset of insulin resistance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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