Combination of five lifestyle factors linked to lower diabetes risk – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Type 2 accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases in adults. A recent study has found that while family history is strongly linked to the disease, people may be able to largely prevent or delay the onset by leading a healthy lifestyle. NIH epidemiologist Dr. Jared Reis says diabetes risk may not be predetermined by genetics.
Reis: Our findings really highlight the fact that it’s never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle.Narrator: He recommends an optimum body weight, a healthy diet, physical activity, not smoking and limited alcohol consumption. For details on 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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