Combination of five lifestyle factors linked to lower diabetes risk – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. New analysis of data collected from more than 200,000 adults has found that a combination of five healthy lifestyle factors is associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Reis: The lifestyle factors we were interested in were an optimum body weight, a healthy diet, recommended levels of physical activity, not smoking and modest alcohol consumption.
Narrator: Dr. Jared Reis is an epidemiologist at the NIH.
Reis: Each health lifestyle factor was associated with about a thirty percent lower risk of developing diabetes; and all five healthy lifestyle factors combined was associated with about an 80 percent lower risk.
Narrator: For more information on this recent analysis, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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