Simple lifestyle changes dramatically cut risk for type 2 diabetes

USA Today reported, “Making just ONE key lifestyle change can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by roughly one-third.”

This is based upon a new government study that collected data on more than 200,000 adults.

Recently, “researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at how five specific lifestyle factors affected diabetes risk. They found that individually, each factor could lower your odds by about 30%; the combination of all five may reduce risk by about 80% — even if you have a family history of diabetes.”

The factors include:

  • losing weight,
  • getting more exercise,
  • eating whole grains and high-fiber foods,
  • not smoking, and
  • moderating or eliminating alcohol consumption.

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