Exercise can redude diabetes risks among black women

A large new study has suggested that exercise can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes in African-American women.

Researchers found that among more than 45,000 African-American women they followed for a decade, those who said they walked for exercise at least five hours per week were one-third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-walkers.

The researchers based their results on data from the ongoing Black Women’s Health Study. Palmer’s team found that between 1995 and 2005, the risk of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes was significantly lower among women who said they regularly took a brisk walk — even with factors like age, income and diet considered.

Palmer and her colleagues at Boston University report the findings in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Source: Reuters

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