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24 January 2017

Any amount of physical activity can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Any amount of physical activity can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but the more you exercise, the better your chances. Those are the findings of a new British study which shows that people who do the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week – whether it is by swimming, cycling or taking brisk walks – can reduce the risk by as much as 26%. More committed exercisers who do an hour-long moderate to vigorous work-out every day may diminish their risk of contracting the disease by a massive 40%.

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