Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stop Sitting, Move More, to Avoid Diabetes

Time spent in sedentary behavior — sitting or lying down — has a stronger impact on diabetes risk than does moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in adults, new research shows.

"This is the first work to demonstrate that sedentary behavior might have a greater bearing on diabetes risk factors than exercise in adults at risk of the disease," lead author Joseph Henson, a PhD student from the Leicester Diabetes Center, United Kingdom, told Medscape Medical News. He reports his findings together with colleagues in a report published online February 27 in Diabetologia.

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