What We’re Reading – Five ways to fight diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, people can lower their risk of diabetes by doing five things: following a healthy diet, having a healthy weight, being physically active, limiting drinking, and not smoking. According to the researcher, “Each healthy lifestyle factor was associated with about a 30 percent lower risk of developing diabetes. And all five healthy lifestyle factors combined was associated with about an 80 percent lower risk.’’

Apparently, being overweight or obese carries the worst risk, but other healthy activities could compensate.

The study on which the article is based appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Learn more at hhs.gov.

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