Daily exercise contributes to decrease of diabetes risk

Updated 2016-10-20 16:15:46 Xinhua

Regular exercise at certain levels can help drive down the risk of type two diabetes, according to a study released Tuesday by the University College London (UCL).

The team, led by UCL researchers, analyzed data from 23 previous studies conducted in the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe, which involved over a million people.

They found that people having moderate to vigorous exercise an hour every day would help reduce their risk of getting type two diabetes by 40 percent.

In fact, any amount of physical activity can contribute to the decrease of the risk of developing the disease, said the team.

Type two diabetes cases worldwide is predicted to rise to nearly 600 million by 2035, according to UCL.

The results suggest "a major potential for physical activity to slow down or reverse the global increase in type two diabetes and should prove useful for health impact modeling", said Andrea Smith from UCL, who led the study.

The study has been published in the journal Diabetologia.

You May Also Like

Authentic French Cuisine for Valentine's Day
OtherSeptember 24 2017 11:13:04

Authentic French Cuisine for Valentine's Day

Let's face it - nobody quite does romance like the French. For Valentine's Day, you can do no better than an evening in Beijing's top French restaurant.

Photography Workshop with Jessica Lia
OtherSeptember 24 2017 11:13:04

Photography Workshop with Jessica Lia

World traveling freelance photographer Jessica Lia is leading a photography workshop at Culture Yard.

Meet with Philippe Bizot, Master of Pantomime
Opera & ClassicalSeptember 24 2017 11:13:04

Meet with Philippe Bizot, Master of Pantomime

Bring your young kids to interact with award-winning French pantomime artist Philippe Bizot.

More Events

Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions Other
News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords