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Modest Amounts Of Daily Walking May Reduce Diabetes Risk In Obese, Inactive People.

Modest Amounts Of Daily Walking May Reduce Diabetes Risk In Obese, Inactive People.



MedWire Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (6/28, Robertson) reports, “Modest amounts of daily walking can significantly reduce the risk for incident diabetes in obese and relatively inactive individuals,” according to a study Share to FacebookShare to Twitter published online June 20 in the journal Diabetes Care. In a five-year study of some 1,826 native Americans, those “who took at least 3500 steps (approximately 1.75 miles) a day were 29% less likely to develop diabetes compared with more sedentary participants.”