5 Key Diabetes Prevention

Healthy Education - Diabetic If in your daily life eating healthy foods or exercise regularly, it will reduce the risk of diabetes. For those who have not, of course you need to make changes to one, two or three, in the pattern of your life than ever before.

"The question we want to try increasing the improvement of our individual lifestyle or not," said Jared Reis, PhD, lead author and epidemiologist with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in Bethesda, Md., as quoted from Health.com

Reis and her colleagues analyzed data on more than 200,000 men and women in eight countries that are part of the long-term studies on diet and health led by the National Cancer Institute.

In the mid-1990s, study participants answered detailed questionnaires about their diet, lifestyle, medical history, physical characteristics, and demographic profiles. Ten years later, around 9% of men and women have diabetes.

The rest, 81% are not affected by diabetes have the following characteristics:

  1. Normal weight.
    They are not overweight or obese, and maintain a body mass index under 25 (the equivalent threshold for? 155 for women 5-feet, 6 inches).
  2. No Smoking.
    They are non-smokers, or they had stopped smoking for at least 10 years.
  3. Physically active.
    They have at least 20 minutes of exercise three times a week.
  4. Healthy diet.
    They consume a diet with more fiber, less fat, less sugar or refined carbohydrates.
  5. Drinking Alcohol.
    For men drank alcohol one to two glasses per day and women just one glass per day.

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