Features October 2016 Issue

Exercise, Separate From Weight Loss, May Help Prevent Diabetes

Individuals with pre-diabetes may find regular exercise has protective benefits that may lower their odds of developing full-blown diabetes.

If your blood glucose levels are elevated to the point at which you are considered to have pre-diabetes, regular exercise may prevent you from advancing to diabetes, even if you donít lose weight. That was among the findings in a report released recently by the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and its 12-year extension, the DPP Outcomes Study. Researchers found that exercise, indepedent of weight loss, helped many people avoid diabetes.

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