Type 2 diabetes: Regular exercise in childhood can lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes

SYDNEY: Besides promoting long-lasting health, regular exercise in childhood can also counteract negative health effects such as diabetes inherited by father‘s obesity, researchers say.

The study found that children of fathers with a high-fat diet or who are obese are more likely to have low insulin sensitivity.

People with low insulin sensitivity do not respond to insulin resulting in an increase in blood sugars levels, leading to the development of Type-2 diabetes.

Exercising early in life reverses the negative effect of low insulin sensitivity in adulthood for children and can therefore prevent the risk of diabetes.

“Obesity due to a high-fat diet in the father can have a negative effect on the metabolism of their offspring,” said lead author Filippe Falcao-Tebas, from Monash University in Australia.

“The study showed that exercise only in early life of the offspring can have long-lasting beneficial effects on their health by normalising their muscle insulin sensitivity in adulthood,” Falcao-Tebas added.

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Foods For Diabetics

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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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