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Show type 2 some muscle

We know that losing weight is a priority to help prevent and treat type 2 diabetes, but building muscle may also help protect us from the disease.

In a study of more than 4600 adults, those with moderate muscle strength were 32 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes over an eight year-period than those with lower muscle strength. Better still, these findings weren’t affected by overall fitness or weight. To lower your risk, incorporate strength exercises – such as yoga, Pilates, weights or resistance bands – into your routine.

First published: Jul 2019

Article sources and references

  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings, April 2019



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