Reducing Risk of Diabetes Through Exercise

Posted on July 23, 2006  Comments (5)

A Diabetic Battle of the Bulge by Diane Garcia

Diabetes appears to be written into some people’s genes, but with the right diet and exercise, the disease may never surface, according to a new study.

In the lifestyle modification group, however, even individuals with two copies of the variant were no more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than participants without the variant, the team reports 20 July in the New England Journal of Medicine

Update – AAAS broke the link so I removed the link. I hope those responsible for web sites eventually take the time to learn what that responsibility entails: Web Pages Must Live Forever. I find these failures to follow the most basic web usability practices displayed most often in organizations where burocrates that don’t understand technology make decisions on how web sites should work instead of allowing those that have the necessary understanding of the technology do so.

5 Responses to “Reducing Risk of Diabetes Through Exercise”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Regular Exercise Reduces Fatigue
    November 10th, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

    I also believe we too often look for pills to give us health rather than what I think would be better – exercise, eating right, getting enough sleep…

  2. Sam
    September 11th, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

    I agree. My parents have trouble with diabetes and also being overweight. I firmly believe they would be much better of if they started ecersizing and trimming the extra 75 lbs.

  3. Curious Cat Science Blog » Diabetes Up 90% in USA Since 1997
    March 28th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

    A study of people at high risk for diabetes shows you can cut your risk of diabetes by 58% in a three-year period by doing just two things:
    * Lose 5% to 10% of your body weight
    * Five days a week, get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity.

  4. Anonymous
    August 13th, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    I agree, by the time I started to take care of my body it was already too late. I have type 2 diabetes and I know that it would have been easy to prevent if I had exercised and dieted.

  5. Anonymous
    May 24th, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    The only way to reduce, even to prevent diabetes is to change lifestyle. It includes

    1- diet control
    2- exercise
    3- weight control
    no other things can prevent you from getting diabetes. Diabetes is the most killing disease severe than cancer, if uncontrolled.

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