Combination of five lifestyle factors linked to lower diabetes risk – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Research data shows the importance of five lifestyle factors in reducing risk for type 2 diabetes. NIH’s Dr. Jared Reis says the most significant risk factor is weight.
Reis: Not being overweight or obese led to the greatest protection. However we found that overweight or obese adults with a greater number of the other healthy lifestyle factors had a lower risk of developing diabetes. This is good news because it suggests that overweight or obese adults can benefit by adopting other healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Narrator: Other factors are a healthy diet, physical activity, not smoking and modest alcohol consumption. For details on this research, 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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