Can Tai chi help in managing diabetes?
Previous research has indicated that physical activity offers benefits for cognition, they added, and tai chi chuan has become an increasingly popular multimodal mind-body exercise thought to promote brain health. However, no studies have shown whether tai chi chuan has better long-term benefits than walking for patients with type 2 diabetes and MCI. So, Chen and colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial to compare the effects of the two activities at four sites in China. The study included 328 adults aged 60 years or older, 50.9% of whom were women and all of whom had clinical diagnoses of type 2 diabetes and MCI.