Comment on ‘Exercise training decreases pancreatic fat content and improves beta cell function regardless of baseline glucose tolerance: a randomised controlled trial’. Reply to Amini P and Moharamzadeh S [letter]
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To the Editor: We thank Amini and Moharamzadeh for their comments and criticism  regarding our recently published article in Diabetologia . In this article, we investigated the effects of exercise training on pancreatic fat content (PFC) and beta cell function in healthy men, and in men and women with prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose and/or impaired glucose tolerance) or type 2 diabetes .
To address the first comment by Amini and Moharamzadeh , when comparing the effects of exercise training in healthy individuals and those with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, only men were included in our analysis because the healthy participants in our study were all men. Hence, we did not want to mix the effects of glucose intolerance (prediabetes or type 2 diabetes) with the effects of sex, as explained in our published article . We admit that this is not optimal, but given the small number of participants that we had in each participant group , we could not include sex as...
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Pancreatic fat content
All authors were responsible for drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content. All authors approved the version to be published.
This study was conducted within the Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, supported by the Academy of Finland, University of Turku, Turku University Hospital and Åbo Akademi University. The study was financially supported by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, the Finnish Diabetes Foundation, the Orion Research Foundation, the Academy of Finland (grants 251399, 256470, 281440 and 283319), the Ministry of Education of the State of Finland, the Paavo Nurmi Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, the Turku University Foundation and the Finnish Medical Foundation.
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The authors declare that there is no duality of interest associated with this manuscript.
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