Preventing Diabetes: How Much Exercise Do We Need?

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Obesity and lack of physical activity are two common causes of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have found that exercise along with diet and medication is beneficial for individuals with type 2 diabetes. In particular, exercise can help prevent, delay, or treat complications due to type 2 diabetes such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia. Other studies have also found that physical activity helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

But just how much exercise is needed to prevent the disease?

Researchers recently sought to answer this question in a study published in the International Journal of Public Health. To read more about this study, click here.