Walking regularly may help prevent diabetes in seniors, UCSD-led study finds

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Valley News - Health
Walking regularly and at greater intensity may help prevent Type 2 diabetes among 70- and 80-year-olds, according to a University of California San Diego-led study released last week which measured steps and pace among these age groups.The study, published in the Thursday, Jan. 20, issue of Diabetes Care, found that the more steps a person takes, and the more intense, the lower their risk for developing diabetes.“A key figure from our study is that for every 1,000 steps per day, our results showed a 6% lower diabetes risk in this population,” first author Alexis C. Garduno, a third-year student in the UCSD and San Diego State University joint doctoral program in public health, said. “What that means is, if the average older adult were to take 2,000 more steps every day in add
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