Physical activity in old age can help reduce the risk of diabetes

The findings are based on data from a 2013-2015 survey conducted by scientists from the University of Oulu and the Diaconitis Institute in Finland.

In 660 respondents between the ages of 67 and 69, physical activity was measured for two weeks using a special device (accelerometer). The researchers also monitored the volunteers' glucose metabolism rates.

Analysis of the data showed that active older adults had a lower incidence of diabetes than those who were sedentary. In addition, it was found that less active study participants were more likely to have impaired glucose metabolism.

Thus, exercising and walking outdoors can be a great way to combat an age-related condition like diabetes.

March 1, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

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