Men have to work harder to control diabetes

Wed, 16 Jul 2008
According to new research, men have to work harder to control diabetes using diet and exercise . Losing weight by eating healthily and taking appropriate exercise could lower diabetes risk amongst both men and women, but the research indicates that men have to put more work in.

The study covered over 1,000 adults facing type 2 diabetes risks, and found that cutting calories and taking exercise lowered diabetes risk. But even tough men lost more weight it did not lead to reduced diabetes risk. The study was published in diabetes journal, Diabetes Care .

The research team indicated that men often face a greater number of diabetes risk factors to start off with. Future studies are needed to further assess the level of risk and how diabetes prevention affects men and women respectively.
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