Diabetes - Exercise

It's known that vigorous physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for diabetes. But how about non-vigorous activity?

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports a study which shows that walking...just plain walking...can reduce the risk of diabetes.

The authors studied almost 1500 men and women, ages 40-69.

They found that even non-vigorous activity like walking, as well as vigorous activity, could improve the body's ability to use its own insulin.

They advised 30 minutes of moderately intense activity most days of the week.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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