Further evidence of the benefits of exercise in the control and risk reduction of type 2 diabetes has been offered by a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health. They revealed that moderate exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, regardless of your weight .
People suffering from type 2 diabetes have to control their blood sugar levels, as their body has an impaired ability to properly absorb and use insulin, and are more at risk of heart, nerve, eye, blood vessel and kidney disease .
This six-year study, which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, monitored 1,700 men and women aged between 15 and 59 years of age, showing that those who were physically active and underwent least half an hour of moderate physical activity each day developed type 2 diabetes less frequently than those who led a more sedentary lifestyle.
Although it has been well known that exercise helps to control levels of blood sugar, as well as reducing the dependence on medication for people with diabetes, this research has provides some hope for those whose weight means they are at risk of developing the disease.
The goal of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day is also similar to what the US Surgeon General recommends for all adults as part of a healthy personal regime.

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