Women who walk less likely to get diabetes

A new study has found that women walking more daily reduces their chances of suffering from diabetes.

According to Dr Andrew Perry of a research institute based in Nashville, Tennessee, scientists investigated the link between physical activity and type 2 diabetes. In this study, the researchers used the data collected from the participants by wearing electrical devices.

He said that research has shown that people who spend more time in some kind of physical activity are less likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes. The data revealed in the study highlight the importance of daily physical activity to reduce the risk of diabetes.

Between 2010 and 2021, 5,600 people participated in the National Institutes of Health’s All of This Research Program, of which 75 percent were women.

The purpose of this research program is to improve individual health by enrolling more than one million people and collecting their data for many years.

In more than four years, 97 new diabetes cases were reported to the researchers.

The study found that those who walked an average of 10,700 steps (a little more than 8 kilometers) per day were 44 percent less likely to have diabetes than those who walked 6,000 steps.

The study was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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