Walking and diabetes, Muscle mass and bone
Walking and diabetes
|Updated: 6/29/2012 4:53 pm
||Published: 6/29/2012 4:48 pm
Walkers may be less likely to develop diabetes.
Researchers had more than 1800 people wear a pedometer for a week.
No one had diabetes at the start of the study.
By the end, more than 200 had developed it.
Those who walked the most were nearly 30% less likely to develop diabetes.
Researchers believe it could be the physical activity may help keep weight under control, which is a major risk factor for developing diabetes.
Muscle mass and bone
The health of muscles and bones are intertwined in certain areas of the body.
Researchers studied more than 500 men and women.
They found muscle mass is associated with bone strength in certain parts of the body.
In women it is strongly connected to the health of bones in the hip, lower spine, shin bone and forearms.
The team also found higher circulating levels of a certain protein was associated with lower overall muscle mass in men and women.
This information could help better identify those at risk for falls as they age.
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