Exercise Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Studies Show

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Cropped Image Of Female Doctor Performing Diabetes Test On Patient At Hospital
Cropped Image Of Female Doctor Performing Diabetes Test On Patient At Hospital

Being physically active can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A recent study in  Care found that women who get more steps have a lower risk of developing diabetes, compared to women who are more sedentary.1 And a study in the journal Metabolites found that men who are more active have a lower risk of developing type 2 compared to men who are more sedentary.Exercise Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabet, Studies Show

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“It seems that physical activity significantly changes the body’s metabolite profile, and many of these changes are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabet,” says Maria Lankinen, PhD, research scientist, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland, and one of the researchers on the study published in Metabolites. “Increased physical activity also improved insulin secretion.”