Exercise Reduces Risks Of Type 2 Diabetes

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You can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by walking briskly or cycling for 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes a week  up to 26%, according to a study from University College London and the University of Cambridge, in England. Do sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every day and lower your risk by 40%.

The investigation, published in the journal Diabetologia, completed a very extensive study to look at the effect of exercise .on a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The study analyzed date from over a million people. The results showed that any amount of exercise would be beneficial. However, performing the standard or recommended amount of exercise were more helpful in reducing your risk of  type 2 diabetes.

The 23 studies were done in the USA, Asia, Australia and Europe. These studies were unique compared to other investigations in that it accounted for other variables such as diet, and leisure exercise. This made the tests more reliable in showing the effects of physical activity alone.

Type 2 diabetes is a long term metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin. Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss.

More common in adults, type 2 diabetes increasingly affects children also, as obesity increases. There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes, but you may be able to manage the condition by eating well, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. If exercise and diet are unable to manage the disease, medications, such as insulin therapy are available.

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