Sedentary women more prone to early diabetes

Bloomberg News reported, “Women who sit for long periods each day have a greater risk of developing early signs of type 2 diabetes compared with men,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

“Sedentary women in the study of more than 500 people had higher levels of insulin, a hormone that helps convert sugar in the blood into energy, as well as higher amounts of chemicals released by fatty tissue and linked to inflammation, according to researchers from the University of Leicester.”

In a statement, the study authors suggested that “exercise recommendations may need to be changed.”

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