A Step or Two Against Diabetes

Daily walks and modest weight loss may help many folks reduce their risk of developing the deadly disease

The evidence continues to mount that you don't have to run marathons or lose all the weight you've gained since college to have a positive effect on your health. Consider diabetes. In recent years the U.S. has seen an alarming upswing in the incidence of Type 2 (or adult-onset) diabetes. But now it turns out that those prone to this life-endangering disease can cut their risk by more than half if they make modest changes in diet and exercise, according to a study released last week by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Indeed, the research showed...

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