Combination of five lifestyle factors linked to lower diabetes risk – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Recent analysis of data collected as part of a large research study, shows the combination of five healthy lifestyle factors is associated with about an 80 percent lower risk of diabetes. Dr. Jared Reis an epidemiologist at the NIH recommends following those lifestyle factors.
Reis: I would advise people to work toward achieving and maintaining an optimum body weight, adopting healthy physical activity and dietary goals, not smoking, and if you drink alcohol, do so only in moderation.
Narrator: Each factor alone reduces type 2 diabetes risk by about 30 percent. For more information about healthy lifestyle factors and managing diabetes risk, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. 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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