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DPP: Physical Activity, Apart From Weight Loss, May Stop Diabetes

(Medscape) A new analysis of data from the 3-year Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and its 12-year extension, the DPP Outcomes Study (DPPOS), reports that physical activity, independent of weight loss, prevented diabetes in some individuals with prediabetes.
Specifically, in this racially and geographically diverse sample of prediabetic, overweight, or obese middle-aged men and women, every added 1.5 hours of brisk walking a week (or equivalent activity) reduced their likelihood of developing diabetes by 2%, whether or not they lost weight.
And participants who were inactive to start with (defined as doing less than 150 minutes of at least moderate physical activity each week) were more likely to see this benefit.
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