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Preventing Diabetes

Regular exercise and a healthy diet may play a large role in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes. In a study published in the May 3, 2001 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers followed 522 adults with risk factors making them prime targets for developing diabetes. They split the participants into two groups, one of which regularly met with a nutritionist for diet and exercise education. The people in this group were 58% less likely to develop diabetes over the three-year study period. Regardless of whether or not you are at risk of getting diabetes, talk to you physician about nutrition and exercise counseling..

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