Study: Healthy lifestyle lowers genetic risk for diabetes

09/5/2011 | Reuters

People with a family history of diabetes who adopted healthy behaviors such as healthy eating, moderation in drinking and regular exercise were at lower risk of developing the disease, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Experts said normal-weight and healthy men and women were 72% and 84% less likely to develop the disease, respectively, compared with their overweight counterparts who smoked, drank heavily and did not exercise.

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