More Evidence That Exercise Helps Fight DiabetesPosted on 8/7/2012
People with diabetes who boost their level of physical activity can reduce their risk of premature death, according to a new study.
And a separate study found that weight training alone may reduce the risk of developing diabetes in the first place.
The first study, which involved nearly 6,000 people with diabetes, found that those who were moderately physically active had the lowest risk of death.
Leisure-time physical activity -- such as biking, gardening and housework as well as walking -- was also associated with lower risk of death, found researcher Diewertje Sluik of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrucke, and colleagues.
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