diabetes: Fitness and high-intensity physical activity may lower type 2 diabetes risk

WASHINGTON D.C [USA]: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), high-intensity physical activity (HPA) and low sedentary time (ST) are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, as per a new study.

The study is by Jeroen van der Velde and Annemarie Koster, Maastricht University, Netherlands, and colleagues. While a previous research has individually connected CRF, HPA, and ST with cardiometabolic health, the majority of studies on HPA and ST did not account for CRF, and this study is the first to examine combinations of ST and CRF.

The researchers found that higher ST, lower HPA, and lower CRF were independently associated with greater odds for type 2 diabetes and also metabolic syndrome (a cluster of factors indicating poor metabolic health, such as high blood pressure and large waist circumference.

Want To Keep Diabetes Away? Eat Walnuts, Apples, Carrots

Foods For Diabetics

3 Jul, 2018

While being active, staying hydrated, and checking blood glucose levels can work wonders, it is important to stick to a dietary plan that will ward off diabetes in the long run.

A recent study showed that antioxidant-rich walnuts can nearly halve the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.
For patients, the ideal diabetic diet plan would be to have 1200-1600 calories per day. It is recommended that diabetics should eat good carbs, fats, and healthy proteins, but in small portions.

ETPanache got in touch with doctors and dieticians to get you the ultimate list of foods you must consume to stay healthy.

Also read: The comprehensive diabetes guide

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