According to a report in journal Diabetes Care, losing weight using diet and exercise lowers the risk of diabetes amongst both men and women. Men might have to work harder for the same benefits that women get, the research shows.
The study involved some 1,100 adults at risk of type 2 diabetes . The team tried an intensive calorie-cutting regime combined with exercise to cut diabetes risks . Although the men in the group lost more weight and exercised more than the women, this did not mean they had a greater reduction in diabetes risk .
A research team at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora led the study. The team concluded that men found no more benefit than women when it came to diabetes risk. The reason could have been to do with the fact that men had greater diabetes risk factors to start with, the researchers said.

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