Diabetes risk prevention could be harder for men

It is a well known fact that eating a healthier diet, losing weight and exercising more can all help to lower diabetes risk amongst both men and women. However, men may have to work harder to get the same benefits, according to recent research.
A study published in Diabetes Care investigated 1,100 adults who were at risk of type 2 diabetes . They found that those who cut calories and took regular exercise lowered diabetes development risk over the course of a year, but although men lost more weight and exercised more this did not lead to a greater reduction in diabetes risk .
A team at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, found that those who took intensive action faced a 58 per cent lower likelihood of diabetes development. More studies are apparently needed to explain the variance in sex.

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