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How can exercising help fight inflammation and diabetes?

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Walking 30 minutes a day on most days is a great way to help lower your odds of getting  type 2 diabetes. One of the benefits of physical activity is that it releases a flood of anti-inflammatory chemicals into the body. Exercise also causes the body's cells, especially muscle cells, to become a lot more sensitive to insulin. That, in turn,  also helps curb inflammation. The benefits are seen even with moderate exercise, like regular walking.

From: Diabetes and Inflammation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Wenner, M. , December 2009. Scientific American Magazine

Hopps, E. , 2011; vol 48: pp 183-189. Acta Diabetologica

Hardy, O. , 2012; vol 18: pp 81-87. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Wenner, M. , December 2009. Scientific American Magazine

Hopps, E. , 2011; vol 48: pp 183-189. Acta Diabetologica

Hardy, O. , 2012; vol 18: pp 81-87. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 22, 2019

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