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A study by says these five items will lower your risk of diabetes:
a. Normal weight. They were not overweight or obese, and maintained a body mass index below 25 (a threshold equivalent to 155 pounds for a 5-foot, 6-inch woman).
b. Nonsmoking. They had never been regular smokers, or they’d been smoke-free for at least 10 years.
c. Physically active. They got at least 20 minutes of heart-pounding, sweat-inducing exercise three or more times per week.
d. Healthy diet. They consumed a diet with lots of fiber, little trans fat, few refined or sugary carbohydrates, and a high ratio of good (polyunsaturated) to bad (saturated) fats.
e. Little to no drinking. They used alcohol in moderation, if at all — two drinks or less a day for men, and one drink or less for women.
We all know about smoking and drinking. We all should know about weight and exercise. Diet seems to get lost on most Americans. Read what it says. Less trans & saturated fats (that is meat) and fewer sugars. This study doesn’t mention power of plant based foods but many others do. Fruits and vegetables have a power to fight many diseases including diabetes. Eat well and live well!