Working your muscles and increasing your muscle mass reduces diabetes risk says recent study
It is quite alarming to me that more and more people suffer from diabetes. It is no secret that american’s are getting larger (weight wise) by eating more while exercising less. This leads to higher weight and lower muscle mass.
A current study shows that by increasing muscle mass, you decrease the likelihood of developing diabetes. As an advocate for physical fitness, and more sensible food portions too, I hope that those who choose to read this article benefit from its suggestions.
In other countries, people drive less and walk or cycle more. They also eat smaller portions than they do here. Most of us could benefit from just reducing portions by 20 percent. The easiest way to do this is use a smaller plate and then leave some of the food over. The weight will likely come off on its own.
Read the article here:
July 28, 2011 — Building muscle mass with resistance training exercise may play a role in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, a study shows.
The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
“It’s not just weight that matters, but what proportion of your weight is muscle mass,” says study researcher Arun S. Karlamangla, PhD, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Continue reading here