Study finds that lifting weights reduces risk of diabetes

August 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study has found out that weight lifting can help reduce the chances of developing the most common forms of diabetes in men by 34 percent. The research also showed that doing exercises such as jogging and brisk walking to exercise the muscles would also help a great deal in keeping the diabetes away.

Scientist’s analyzed data that was got from 32,000 people in America who participated in a study that was supposed to find out the effects that lifestyle has on health. Men filled questionnaires about the amount of time that they spent in gyms and working out. The studies showed that even little weight training helps a great deal in reducing the chances of developing diabetes.

However, the more time one spent working out, the higher percentage of reducing diabetes he has. Past studies have shown that aerobic exercises are a major way of keeping type 2 diabetes at bay. This type of diabetes is linked to lifestyle and obesity and it is said to occur when the body stops responding to insulin which is a hormone that is meant to regulate sugar in the body. Millions of people in the world suffer from the illness and it is advised that people take the research seriously so that they can reduce their chances of developing diabetes.

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