Visiting Speaker: Vascular and Cardiac Target Organ Damage in Diabetes
Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
April 5, 2019 BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute welcomed visiting scientist Dr Elaine Urbina, Director of Preventative Cardiology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Scientific studies demonstrate daily physical activity reduces the health complications of chronic diseases including diabetes and obesity. Exercise and being active is the best medicine. Dr Elaine Urbina delivered a view from her NIH core cardiovascular research in Cincinnati. Despite efforts from pharmaceutical drug trials the scientific evidence from these studies have failed to improve health outcomes better than daily physical activity.
Regular exercise helps your heart work more efficiently, making it easier to maintain healthy blood pressure and, in turn, reducing your risk of heart disease. Exercise has also been shown to lower blood glucose levels, combat stress, and even reduce pain associated with arthritis.
Physicians are recognizing the benefits of daily physical activity and are prescribing the best preventative medicine… a daily dose of activity to prevent cardiovascular complications.