10,000 steps a day may reduce diabetes risk, study says

01/14/2011 | HealthDay News

A study of middle-age Australians estimated that those who had a sedentary lifestyle could see a threefold improvement in insulin sensitivity and reduce their diabetes risk by walking 10,000 steps each day, compared with those who walked just 3,000 steps. The researchers at Murdoch Children's Research Institute wrote in the British Medical Journal that higher daily step counts also were associated with lower body mass indexes and waist-to-hip ratios.

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