Diabetes and Fitness

January 17, 2013

Diabetes rates in the United States have sky-rocketed and it's important to reduce your chances of developing this destructive disease.  Results from a recent study published in  the New England Journal of Medicine offer some important information. Five hundred subjects were examined and given the following goals to lose weight.
  • Limit fat intake to thirty percent of calories consumed.
  • Take in less than ten percent saturated fat.
  • Engage in moderate exercise at least thirty minutes a day.
The results were amazing! After four years the incidence of diabetes dropped sixty-four percent in men and fifty-four percent in  women. Not one subject who achieved all of the goals developed diabetes! I can't think of a better reason to set goals -- and  stick  to them for the long haul!

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