Ducking diabetes. (Quick Studies).Weight loss and exercise prevent diabetes more effectively than drugs, says a new study of more than 3,000 overweight Overweight
Refers to an investment position that is larger than the generally accepted benchmark.
For example, if a company normally holds a portfolio whose weighting of cash is 10%, and then increases cash holdings to 15%, the portfolio would have an overweight middle-aged people who had higher-than-normal blood sugar (but not diabetes).
Each got either a placebo, Glucophage (a drug used to treat high blood sugar), or 16 one-on-one sessions to help them lose weight and exercise. After nearly three years, 29 percent of the people in the placebo group had developed diabetes, compared with 22 percent of the Glucophage-takers and just 14 percent of those in the exercise-and-weight-loss group.
The exercisers didn't need to run marathons. Roughly 58 percent of them met the exercise goal (at least 2 1/2 hours a week of moderate aerobic aerobic /aer·o·bic/ (ar-o´bik)
1. having molecular oxygen present.
2. growing, living, or occurring in the presence of molecular oxygen.
3. requiring oxygen for respiration.
4. activity like brisk walking). And 38 percent met the weight-loss goal (they dropped at least seven percent of their body weight by eating a healthy low-calorie; low-fat diet low-fat diet A diet low in fats, especially saturated fats, which has a positive effect on arthritis, CA, ASHD, DM, HTN, obesity, and strokes. See Diet, Low-fat snack; Cf Animal fat, High-fat diet. ).
What to do: Get off the couch, office chair, or driver's seat driv·er's seat
A position of control or authority. for at least 20 to 30 minutes of walking or other activity every day. And cut calories with a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables.
New England Journal of Medicine The New England Journal of Medicine (New Engl J Med or NEJM) is an English-language peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is one of the most popular and widely-read peer-reviewed general medical journals in the world. 346: 393, 2002.