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Study finds strolls 'more effective than vigorous exercise at preventing diabetes'

(Daily Mail) A brisk walk is better than vigorous jogging for keeping diabetes at bay, according to new research…
The first group followed an intervention modeled after the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), considered a gold standard, that aims to achieve a seven per cent body weight reduction over six months.
The program requires cutting calories, eating a low-fat diet, and exercising.
Study participants in this group adopted the diet changes, and performed moderate-intensity exercise equivalent to 7.5 miles of brisk walking in a week…
On average, participants in the DPP group had the greatest benefit, with a nine per cent improvement in oral glucose tolerance - a key measure of how readily the body processes sugar and an indicator used to predict progression to diabetes.
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