Intense walking to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in older adults
Old people are often confined to their living room and restrict themsleves from exercise. Exercise in older people is a solution to most of their health problems. Walking regularly and at greater intensity may help prevent Type 2 diabetes among 70 and 80 year olds, according to one of the first studies measuring steps and pace among this population.
The more steps a person takes, and the more intense, the lower their risk for developing diabetes, report researchers in a study published in the Jan. 20, 2022 issue of Diabetes Care.
"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. What that means is, if the average older adult were to take 2,000 more steps every day in addition to what they were already doing, they might expect a 12% reduction in diabetes risk," said first author Alexis C. Garduno, a third-year student in the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University joint doctoral program in public health.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)